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Brocaded Scroll: Thirty-three Forms of Guanyin

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

18th century

Silk plain weave with silk and metallic brocading wefts mounted on silk and metallic complex weave

7 feet 3/4 inches × 32 3/8 inches (215.3 × 82.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds from the Simkhovitch Collection, 1929

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The 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.