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Figure - Guanyin

Guanyin

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soapstone, carved

  • Credit Line:

    Mr G. Abercromby Gift

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.192-1938

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Soapstone figure of Guanyin, wearing a long robe incised with ruyi clouds, with hair piled up on the head as a bun, seated with legs crossed against a brick wall, her left knee slightly raised on top of which her left hand rests.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1650-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Soapstone, carved

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of Guanyin, carved soapstone, China, Qing dynasty, 1650-1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Clunas, Craig. Chinese Carving. London: Sun Tree Publishing Ltd in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996. p. 74, fig. 87.

Materials

Soapstone

Techniques

Carved

Subjects depicted

遊戲坐; 觀音

Collection

East Asia Collection

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