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Bodhisattva Guanyin

Accession Number
1964/2.81

Title
Bodhisattva Guanyin

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
7th century

Medium & Support
stone

Dimensions
7 1/2 in (19.05 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Label copy
The right hand of this molded figure is in the symbolic "abhaya", or protection gesture. He holds a flask, filled with the elixir of immortality, in his left hand. Buddhism renounces all worldly goods, but the images of "bodhisattvas" represent princely followers of Buddha. They may even wear jewelry, as in this example.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
figure

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
bodhisattva
sculpture
sculpture (visual works)

1 Related Resource

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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