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Probably Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Probably Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)
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Tang dynasty
Limestone with traces of pigment
H x W x D (overall): 49.3 x 35.5 x 9 cm (19 7/16 x 14 x 3 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
Previous custodian or owner
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
Probably originally located in the southern part of Xishan, Longmen caves, Luoyang, Henan province [1]
To 1970
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY [2]
From 1970 to 1974
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, New York
From 1974
Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Agnes E. Meyer [3]
[1] Chang Qing, "Search and Research: The Provenance of Longmen Images in the Freer Collection," Orientations 34, 5 (May 2003), pp. 18, 19, fig. 4.
[2] The object was part of the Estate of Agnes E. Meyer.
[3] The object was transferred to the Freer Gallery on January 9, 1973. In 1974 it was confirmed that the transfer of this object to the Freer Gallery from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation had been approved by the foundation’s Board of Directors on December 14, 1972 and the object was accessioned to the collection.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Probably Longmen Grottos, Luoyang, Henan province, China
Not determined