Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.53.61
Title
Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Guanyin Pusa [Kuan-yin P'u-sa]
Alternate Title: Avalokitesvara
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, figurine
Date
early 8th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1610, Buddhist Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H. 38.0 x W. 15.2 x D. 9.3 cm (14 15/16 x 6 x 3 11/16 in.)
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.53.61
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), Cat. #21 / p. 27

Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes (n.p., 2014), p. 58, ill. p. 59

W. Chie Ishibashi, "East Asian Buddhist Bronzes: A Comparative Analytical Study and a Preliminary Report" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, August 1977), Unpublished, passim

Exhibition History

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted