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Guanyin

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The press-molded figure of the goddess Guanyin (Kuan Yin) is seated on a grassy mound with her left leg bent and tucked behind her right leg, which is raised at the knee. Her right hand and head have been modeled separately; the hand was attached through a hole in the sleeve of her white robe,...

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Marks

(1) on inside of figure, in black enamel: PAK in monogram

Provenance

By 1966, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Dutch (Delft), first quarter of 18th century

Object Place

The Netherlands

Dimensions

13 x 10.5 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.597

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware decorated in cobalt blue, polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware