Bodhisattva GuanyinArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date7th centuryMedium & SupportstoneDimensions
7 1/2 in (19.05 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionLabel 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 TypefigureCollection AreaAsianRights
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