Guanyin, anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1724

Guanyin, anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1724

painting, h 28.3cm × l 20.5cm × w 9.2cm More details

Guanyin in a cave is often depicted with two acolytes, Shancai (‘Child of Wealth’), a boy with folded hands, and Longnu (‘Dragon Daughter’), a girl with a jewel. This work shows the imaginary place where Guanyin was reputed to live, an island called Potalaka in the South Sea. The figure may have been made for a house altar.

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