Figure of a bodhisattva (probably Avalokiteshvara) - ROM2005_3973_19


Figure of a bodhisattva (probably Avalokiteshvara)

Geography: Reported;y from Linfen, Shanxi province, China
Date: Dated to 1195 AD
Period: Jin dynasty
Object number: 922.4.6.B
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
Not on view
DescriptionThis Guanyin (recognizable by the small Buddha in the crown) has been repainted at least four times, most recently in the 19th century. It forms a pair with his neighbour, the bodhisattva Dashizhi. On the inside, it has a dedicatory inscription that reads: "In the 6th year of the Mingchang period [AD 1195], the abbot's attendant Cuan of Nanbuchen village invited this deity to the city of Hongdong in Pingyangfu. Recorded by Jia Yan."
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