The Bodhisattva Guanyin Standing on a Lotus Pedestal

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The Bodhisattva Guanyin Standing on a Lotus Pedestal

 

 

Name:
Unknown (Artist)
Title:
The Bodhisattva Guanyin Standing on a Lotus Pedestal
Abstract:
Although this figure was formerly dated to the Ming dynasty, technical study of the sculpture led to the discovery of gold in the pink glass gem. This suggests coloring using colloidal gold, a technique imported into China by the Jesuits in the early Qing dynasty during the Yongzheng reign (1723-1735).
Format:
objects; sculpture (visual works); woodwork (general works)
Genre:
Figures (representations); Religious art
Place of Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1912
Physical Description:
1 figure ; 33 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (85.7 x 21.6 x 21 cm)
Note (Period):
Ming or Qing dynasty
Note (Medium/support):
Wood with polychromy and glass cabochon gems
Note (Ownership):
Sackler Collections
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12005032
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-s1m5-9d82