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Enthroned Bodhisattva
about 758

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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Sculptor
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Enthroned Bodhisattva
View: front
Creation Start Date: 756
Creation End Date: 760
Creation Date: about 758
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Bronze
Materials and Techniques: Gilt Bronze
Dimensions: H.6-1/2 x W.2-1/2 x D.1-1/4 in. (overall, including base)
Inscriptions: STICKER
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 97.60
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

Shown seated in lalitasana on a pierced platform of a stylized lotus scroll, this figure is recognizable as Kuan-yin by the inclusion of the image of a seated Amitabha Buddha at the apex. Gilded overall, the small bronze was likely part of an altar shrine where it probably was one of two bodhisattvas flanking a larger central image of the Buddha.

AMICA ID: MIA_.97.60
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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