Costume and Textiles
Brocaded Scroll: Thirty-three Forms of GuanyinMade in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Silk plain weave with silk and metallic brocading wefts mounted on silk and metallic complex weave
Currently not on view
1929-40-249Purchased with Museum funds from the Simkhovitch Collection, 1929
LabelThe twenty-fifth chapter of the Lotus Sutra, one of the most popular sacred texts in the Buddhist canon, describes thirty-three specific forms that Guanyin can assume to assist other beings seeking salvation.