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Guanyin (Avalokitesvara)
  • China
  • Guanyin (Avalokitesvara), 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • wood, lacquer, gilding
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3130
Label Text

Woman sitting on the ground with her legs crossed. One of her hands is on the ground and other one is resting on her leg. She wears a hat on her head. The whole thing is washed with gold and at some spots red color is recognizable. The colors are peeling off. The wood is cracked in several places. Figure holds a beaded, double-looped buddhist rosary in the proper right hand.