Bodhisattva of Compassion (Guanyin)

Qiao Bin, Chinese, active c. 1481 - 1507

Geography:
Made in Shanxi Province, China, Asia

Period:
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Date:
1507

Medium:
Glazed stoneware

Dimensions:
36 7/8 x 19 13/16 inches (93.6 x 50.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 239, Asian Art, second floor (Hollis Baldeck Gallery)

Accession Number:
1923-21-441

Credit Line:
Gift of Charles H. Ludington from the George Crofts Collection, 1923

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Label:
Wearing a crown with an image of the seated Buddha, Guanyin sits at ease above a serpentine dragon and mythical feline animal. His form and lustrous three-colored glaze characterize figures made by the famous Qiao family of artists. Ink inscriptions on the sides record the names of the donor and the Buddhist temple in northern Shanxi province where devotees of Guanyin would pray for an auspicious rebirth for themselves and their ancestors.


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