University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:38-32-2A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: North China
Period: Sui Dynasty
Date Made: 575-600
Early Date: 575
Late Date: 575-600
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Guanyin
Avalokitesvara
Bottle
Pearl
Willow
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of A. Felix du Pont, 1938

Description

Bronze figure of Guanyin standing on low lotus pedestal with right hand raised holding willow branch. Left hand hanging and holding a bottle vase. Sacred pearl is center of headdress with elaborate scarves and drapery. Halo missing.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 42, Fig. 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. "Amitabha Altar Group". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 7. no. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 2-9, pls. 1-6, fig. 1.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 01 Jan 1939. "Chinese Art at the University Museum". Parnassus. Vol. 11. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-11.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. pg. xxxii, 29, [1] p. 2 l. illus., plates. 22 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 279.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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