Guanyin, anonymous, 512

Guanyin, anonymous, 512

bronze (metal), h 17.7cm × w 7.5cm × d 4.5cm. More details

The earthenware figure is clearly based on a bronze model, such as the one alongside. The bronze figure dates from the early days of Buddhist sculpture in China. Buddhism had spread to the region a few centuries earlier, from Gandhara, an ancient kingdom in what is now Pakistan. The Gandhara influence is still evident in the robe’s fine, even drapery folds.

On display in Aziatisch Paviljoen, room 2

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