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Statuette

Object Number:
C400
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Aipao
Manchuria
Period:
Liao Dynasty
Date Made:
10th Century
Early Date:
900
Late Date:
999
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Wood
Bronze
Gilding
Technique:
Gilt
Iconography:
Kuan Yin
Amida Buddha
Description:
Gilt bronze statuette of Guanyin. Tall graceful figure standing holding lotus bud in hands. Over the forehead at the base of the high crown headdress is a tiny figure of the Amida Buddha. When acquired, the statue was covered with a thick emerald green patina except for the hands, face and throat which retained their smooth gilding; there were traces of gold on the garments. The statue has since been cleaned. Found in a river near the Aipao village which was the ancient seat of the Tsien Ning Temple; the village is a suburb of Liao-Yang, south of Mukden, Manchuria.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of Mrs. Emory Johnson

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

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[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 83-95. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 86, Fig. 16
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[Article] Gridley, Marilyn. 2001. "A White-robed Guanyin as the Embodiment of a Liao Ideal". Orientations. 32 (2): 47-50. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47
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[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 43, Fig. 33
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[Catalogue] 1938. Chinese bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) : an exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 304.
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[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert, in 1938. Chinesische Plastik. Volume 14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 109-136, abb. 7, T. 12.
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[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1936. The Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. 68 (394): 22-30. : Page/Fig./Plate: 22-30, pl. I a, b.
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1935. The Museum's Loan to Burlington House ( for International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36). The University Museum Bulletin. 6 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: 17-21, pl. 6.
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[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 60, No. 811; Pg. 76, 811 (illustration)
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[Book] March, Benjamin. 1929. China and Japan in our Museums. : Page/Fig./Plate: 87
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[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1925. Chinese sculpture from the fifth to the fourteenth century; over 900 specimens in stone, bronze, lacquer and wood, principally from northern China. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 577
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[Article] 1924. Chinese Sculpture. The Museum Journal. Volume XV (No. 4): 258-287. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 258, plate IV
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