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Ceramic: figure


One glazed ceramic double figurine of the bodhisattva of compassion Guanyin and a swaddled infant posed on pink lotus blossoms attached to a green base. Guanyin is depicted standing supporting a gold jug in her left hand and holding an orange and black willow branch in her right. She wears a green petticoat beneath a wide-sleeved dress patterned in white and blue; this ensemble surmounted by an orange headdress that falls around her shoulders and back. She also wears an orange-coloured necklace and pendant. The hair and facial features of Guanyin and the infant are detailed in black and their lips in orange. The faces of both figures are coloured a lighter orange-white. The figure of Guanyin has been broken off its base and subsequently reattached. The second lotus bud with the figure of an infant remains broken into several pieces.


Part of collection Alley gave to Canterbury Museum during Museum director Roger Duff's trip to China in 1956.

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Physical Dimensions

59.54 x 147.46mm (h x w)

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Late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)



“Ceramic: figure,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed September 25, 2022, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/490.