(Chinese, active 1200s)
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
Image: 104 x 42.3 cm (40 15/16 x 16 5/8 in.); Mounted: 195.5 x 75 cm (76 15/16 x 29 1/2 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1972.160
As an artist, Zhang Yuehu was better known in Japan than in his own country. Here he depicted the great Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin in Chinese), enveloped by the glow of his halo and surrounded by the rocks and bamboo grove of the Potalaka Isle. The epitome of compassion, this bodhisattva is the single most popular deity in Buddhism and holds immense appeal for all Buddhists, including those of the Chan (Zen) sect.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.