Seated bodhisattva


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This elegant bodhisattva wears a particularly elaborate array of fine beaded chains and pendants on his chest and skirt. The object is part of a series of large Buddhist porcelain sculptures bejeweled with applied ropes of pearl beading, which relates them to a popular trend of decoration in the early fourteenth century.

Seated bodhisattva, Porcelain with relief decoration under bluish white glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware), China

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