Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion

北周或隋石雕觀音立像

Chinese
Northern Zhou or early Sui dynasty
about A.D. 580


Dimensions

249 x 71 x 71 cm (98 1/16 x 27 15/16 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.254

Medium or Technique

Carved limestone (gray) with traces of polychrome and gilding

On View

Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 271)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

The Old Stone Buddha Monastery (Gu Shi-fo Si) near Xi'an, Shanxi Province, China. By 1912, Yamanaka and Company, New York; 1915, sold by Yamanaka and Co. to the MFA for $32,000 [see note].(Accession Date: January 21, 1915)

NOTE:
This was the total price paid for MFA accession nos. 15.254 and 15.255.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912