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    • Gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)
    • Gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)
    • Gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)
    Gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

    Chinese Sculpture c.500 - 1500

    15 October - 15 November, 2014

    This exhibition features twenty-two masterpieces of Chinese sculpture in stone, marble, gilt bronze and wood.

    Gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

    Tang period, inscribed with date corresponding to 651

    This gilt-bronze figure represents Avalokiteshvara, also known as Guanyin. According to the inscription on the reverse, it was commissioned by a seventh-century emperor as one of a set of six figures, as thanksgiving for rain and the passing of the plague. 

    Height: 30.8cm