From: China | Manchuria | Aipao

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C400
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Manchuria | Aipao
Period Liao Dynasty
Date Made 10th century
Section Asian
Materials Copper Alloy | Wood | Bronze | Gilding
Technique Gilt
Iconography Guanyin | Amida Buddha

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 Jianning Monastery; the village is a suburb of Liaoyang, south of Shenyang in Liaoning Province.

Height 70 cm
Width 16 cm
Depth 16 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of Mrs. Emory R. Johnson, 1921

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