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    • Pair of polychrome and gilt wood bodhisattvas
    • Pair of polychrome and gilt wood bodhisattvas
    • Pair of polychrome and gilt wood bodhisattvas
    Pair of polychrome and gilt wood bodhisattvas

    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.

    Pair of polychrome and gilt wood bodhisattvas

    Northern Song or Jin period, mid 11th to mid 12th century

    These two wood bodhisattvas represent Amitabha Buddha’s attendants, one embodying his wisdom, and the other embodying his compassion. It was believed that the three would have been present to welcome the faithful to the Western Paradise. 

    Height: 135.5cm and 134.5cm