Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa)

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Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa), early 8th century
Alternate Title: Guanyin Pusa [Kuan-yin P'u-sa]
Alternate Title: Avalokitesvara
, Figurine
8th century
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Creation Place: China
Gilt bronze
H. 38.0 x W. 15.2 x D. 9.3 cm (14 15/16 x 6 x 3 11/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.53.61
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
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Report", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, August 1977), Unpublished, passim

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

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