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Dublin Core

Title

Stone: sculpture

Description

One white carved stone head of Guanyin broken off at the neck from a larger sculpture. Lower left side of its face is marked with dark grey speckling. Figure wears an elaborate hairstyle bound into a knot above its brow. Facial features comprise closed eyes a long nose and a small mouth. Two small holes drilled into the back of the head suggest that there are missing attachments. Head rests on a plain red-brown carved wood base cuboid in shape.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

70x71x95mm (l x w x h)

Museum Ac. No.

C1956.330

Usage Rights

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Period

Chi (?)

Collection

Citation

“Stone: sculpture,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed October 23, 2021, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/972.