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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1580-1640 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory, carved

  • Museum number:

    A.28-1934

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ivory figure of Guanyin, wearing a long full robe brought over the head and falling into folds to hide the feet. Seated cross-legged with a child on her right arm, her left hand supporting the child's leg, the child's left arm over her right shoulder, his head turned looking to the front.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1580-1640 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory, carved

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm

Object history note

From Register:
As far as can be judged from the rather poor illustration in the Berlin Catalogue, there would seem to be a rather similar standing ivory figure of hte Guanyin dating from about 1700, in the Collection of H.V. Klemperer. (See Cat. Ausstellung Chinesischer Kunst. Berlin, 1929. p. 256, no. 671)

Descriptive line

Figure of Guanyin, carved ivory, China, Ming dynasty, 1580-1640

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. 20, fig 9.

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Carved

Subjects depicted

Child

Collection

East Asia Collection

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