Figure of Kuan Yin by Unknown Artist

A Chinese Buddhist figure of the Compassionate Bodhisattva or Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy in Buddhism.

Details

Medium:
Gilt-bronze
Dimensions:
28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £21,000)
Acquired in:
1975
Vendor:
Spink & Son

Represents fusion of early Chinese style with incoming Indian influences. Figures of this quality from this period are rare as most metal sculpture was melted down during the persecution of Buddhism in 845 AD.

Provenance

Mr & Mrs Brodie Lodge; Sotheby's, 1972.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

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