Figure of Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) seated in royal ease - ROM2010_11259_1

ROM2010_11259_1

Figure of Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) seated in royal ease

Medium:Gilt bronze
Geography: China
Date: mid 14th-mid 15th Century
Period: Yuan Dynasty-Ming Dynasty
Dimensions:
34.3 cm
Object number: 991.63.1
Credit Line: Dr. Herman Herzog Levy Bequest Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionAvalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva identified with Compassion, seems ready to intervene on behalf of all suffering beings. Once, having looked down upon the world and seeing its misery, he cried. The tears from his right eye produced Green Tara, who actively rescues all beings; the tears from his left produced White Tara whose benevolence sustains and watches over all beings.
Collection:
China
Browse Categories:Sacred & Ceremonial
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