Description This carving is of the Chinese bodhisattva of compassion, Guanyin, a popular subject for Buddhist ivory figures. The figure is sometimes depicted as a young, beautiful maiden carrying a book, a peach, or a child.
Provenance Yamanaka Sale, American Art Association; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914
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