Representations of Avalokitesvara during the Sui and Tang periods frequently depict the bodhisattva adorned in princely jewels and a crown, bearing a 'pure water vessel', believed to heal or bestow immortality upon worshippers, in one hand; and a willow branch, also representative of healing, in the other.
Compare a similar Sui dynasty figure of Avalokitesvara illustrated in Matsubara Saburō, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture. A Study Based on Bronze and Stone Statues other than Works from Cave Temples, Tokyo, 1966, pl. 293. Two other examples attributed to a mature Sui style include one dated 595 in the British Museum, London, and another in the collection of Mr. Hosokawa, Tokyo, both illustrated in Hugo Munsterberg, Chinese Buddhist Bronzes, Tokyo, 1967, pls 49 and 50.
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