Important Cultural Property

Standing Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara)


Period China, Sui dynasty, 6th century
Materials and techniques Gilt bronze
Size Overall H.35.8 Figure H.17.4


This small gilt bronze statue represents a slender and baby-faced Kannon wearing a crown decorated with the statuette of a seated Nyorai. The statue is holding a sacred treasure in the right hand and the tip of divine robes with the left hand. Rich ornaments embellish the body which is slightly slanting backward in position. The calm facial expression and the design of robes show the characteristics of the statues made during the Sui dynasty. The beautiful openwork of seven statuettes of buddha and the floral arabesque decorate the flame-shaped halo.

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