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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

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Summary

It is rare to find a sculpture of Avalokiteshvara seated with his legs folded as if in meditation. He is most often shown standing or seated with one leg bent and the other pendent—a pose known as “royal ease.” One exception is when Avalokiteshvara appears in scenes of the Pure Land of the Buddha Amitabha. It is possible that this sculpture was part of such a composition.
possibly Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
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Date

0900 - 1099
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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