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Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion

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Provenance

The Old Stone Buddha Monastery (Gu Shi-fo Si) near Xi'an, Shanxi Province, China. 1912, Yamanaka & Company, New York; sold by Yamanaka and Co. to the MFA for $32,000 [see note].(Accession Date: January 21, 1915) Note: total price for 15.254- 15.255

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Chinese, Northern Zhou or early Sui dynasty, about A.D. 580

Dimensions

249 x 71 x 71 cm (98 1/16 x 27 15/16 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.254

Medium or Technique

Carved limestone (gray) with traces of polychrome and gilding

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture