Guanyin with a Child, He Chaozong, c. 1750 - c. 1800

Guanyin with a Child, He Chaozong, c. 1750 - c. 1800

engraving, h 27.8cm × l 14cm × w 11.5cm More details

The pure white of blanc de Chine is perfect for depicting this so-called ‘Guanyin in white robes.’ This manner of portraying Guanyin originated in China in the 10th century, when Guanyin was transformed from a male into a female divinity. The colour white stands for her purity and mercy.

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