Water and Moon (Potala) Guanyin

Water and Moon (Potala) Guanyin

900-1100

Gilt bronze

Overall: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1984.7

Description

The Water and Moon Guanyin is seated in the posture called "royal ease." His right leg is drawn up with folded knee; the left leg flexed. One hand rests on the upraised knee; the other extends downward to support weight on the palm. With gilding, the image assumes the splendor of divine dignity.

See also
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Gilt bronze

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