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Figure of guanyin

Figure of guanyin

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lapis lazuli, carved

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2005

  • Museum number:

    FE.312:1, 2-2005

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Lapis lazuli was not a native product of China. It was one of the foreign materials imported from the Middle East. The Boddhisattva Guanyin, however, is a very popular Chinese deity.

Physical description

Figure of the Bodhisattva Guanyin

Place of Origin

China (made)


1900-1950 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lapis lazuli, carved


Height: 9 cm

Descriptive line

Scu, China, carving, lapis lazuli. Previous loan number - LOAN:HAMILTON.24:1

Scu, China, carving, lapis lazuli. Previous loan number - LOAN:HAMILTON.24:2


Lapis Lazuli




East Asia Collection

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