A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty

唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像

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A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara
Tang dynasty
唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像

Height 3¾ in., 9.5 cm.

EXHIBITED
Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2017-2018.

展覽
《Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection》,休士頓美術館,休士頓,2017至2018年

LITERATURE
Beatrice Chan, "Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston", Arts of Asia, January/February 2018, pp 58-65.

出版
Beatrice Chan,〈Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston〉,《Arts of Asia》,2018年1至2月,頁58至65

This elegantly cast figure of Avalokiteshvara is one of the smaller and more typical in contrast to the larger figure of Avalokiteshvara in this exhibition, cat. no. 9. The figure is depicted standing in tribhanga, adorned in a long dhoti and fluttering scarves. The slim features and elegantly curved posture are representative of the artistic style of the high Tang.
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