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唐 青銅鎏金觀音菩薩像
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Tang dynasty (618–907)
8th century
Gilt leaded bronze; piece-mold or lost-wax cast
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
Accession Number:
42.25.27a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This bodhisattva can be identified as Avalokiteshvara by the small sculpture of a Buddha on his headdress and by the vessel he holds in his right hand. The shape of this vessel, particularly its bird’s-head top, typifies metalwork and ceramics produced in China in the late seventh and early eighth centuries.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller , New York (until 1942; donated to MMA)
Tokyo National Museum. "Special Exhibition: Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues - China, Korea, Japan," March 10, 1987–April 19, 1987.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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