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Seated Guanyin
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Seated Guanyin


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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/07/1971Treatmentcleaned
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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Period
ca. 1575-1600 (Ming)
Medium
carved soapstone with paint
(Stone)
Accession Number
41.132
Measurements
7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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