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Guanyin Bodhisattva

Creation date: 12th century-13th century
Creation place: China

Other Information

Type: Wood Sculpture
Medium and Support: Wood
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by Anne R. and Amy Putnam
Accession Number: 1940.47
State/Province: Shanxi Province
Dimensions: 49 3/4 in. x 37 1/4 in. x 30 in. (126.37 cm x 94.62 cm x 76.2 cm)


C.T. Loo & Company, Inc., New York, New York ( - June 6, 1940)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (June 6, 1940 - )

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This image depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin seated in
a posture of royal ease. Such a vision of the bodhisattva
of compassion was popular in China throughout the
Song and Jin dynasties (11th-13th centuries). In his crown is the Buddha Amitabha, and he has the other iconographic features of a bodhisattva, including the costume and jewelry of Indian nobility.
Last Updated: 6/28/2022


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Yu Sung. San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 16, 38, 39, Figure Number: 39

Mr. Reginald Poland. A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870 San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1947
Page Number: 12

Ms. Yu Sung. Selections from the Chinese Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1999
Page Number: 113, Figure Number: 113

William R. Wilson. The Los Angeles Times Book of California Museums Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated. New York, New York, 1986
Page Number: 270, 271, Figure Number: 225

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 39, Figure Number: 39

Ms. Petra H. Rösch. Chinese Wood Sculptures of the 11th to 13th Centuries: ibidem-Verlag. Stuttgart, Germany, 2007
Page Number: 249, 267, 380, Figure Number: XXXIV

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