Willow-Branch Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Kwanseûm Posal) Seated In A Paradise Garden
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.57.12
Title
Willow-Branch Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Kwanseûm Posal) Seated in a Paradise Garden
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Gwanse'eum Bosal
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting, hanging scroll
Date
14th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Koryô dynasty, 918-1392
Culture
Korean
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold pigment on silk
Dimensions
painting proper: H. 159.6 x W. 82.5 cm (62 13/16 x 32 1/2 in.)
mounting, including cord and roller ends: H. 274.3 x W. 114.3 cm (108 x 45 in.)
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1937-1943), 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
1943.57.12
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 70-71

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 49

Marilyn Stokstad and Robert D. Mowry, Art History, Pearson Prentice Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2008), p. 370, fig. 10-30

Dorinda Neave, Lara Blanchard, and Marika Sardar, Asian Art, Pearson Education, Inc. (Boston, MA, 2015), p. 252, ill. 11-12

Exhibition History

The Arts of Korea, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/11/1992 - 01/31/1993

Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996

32Q: 2740 Buddhist II, Harvard Art Museums, 11/01/2014 - 05/21/2015

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Google Art Project

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