After 17 years the 12th-century sculpture of the popular Chinese Buddhist deity once again presides in an elegant new setting of dragons, landscape, and luxury goods reflecting the refined restraint of the Song Dynasty. Discover the story behind this magnificent example of Chinese sculpture.

Martha Wright, adjunct instructor
Two Fridays, October 14 and 21, 11 am–12:30 pm


Above: Guanyin, Bodhisattva of CompassionChinese, early 12th century. 20.590. Wood (Paulownia tomentosa) with polychrome and gilding. Hervey Edward Wetzel Fund.

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