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A bronze and gilt image of the Bodhisattva Guanyin

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Tang dynasty, 618–907
Height: 4 ¾ in (12 cm)

On a raised platform and surrounded by a mandorla, we can see the image in elegant contraposto of the bodhisattva Guanyin, recognizable for the bare chest that characterized this image up to the Song dynasty in its male of hermaphroditic stage. Breaking through the gilding, a copper patina of a pleasant light blue provides a nice contrast with the mostly intact gilding.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 110

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