Currently On Display
|Period:||Jin Dynasty (uncertain)|
Yuan Dynasty (uncertain)
|Date Made:||Jin Dynasty - Yuan Dynasty|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1924|
Guanyin, known as Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit, is the bodhisattva of compassion. The most popular deity in Buddhism, Guanyin listens to the prayers of the distressed. Devotees would commission the bodhisattva's image to help them gain salvation. This diety's position, with one leg pendant and a bent knee against the ledge, is called the royal ease, lalitsana in Sanskrit, a pose ultimately traceable to pre-Buddhist royalty.
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|Chinese Rotunda (1968)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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