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Portrait of Guanyin Bodhisattva ; Guan shi yin pu sa xiang ; Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara ; Guanyin Bodhisattva ; Guanshiyin ; Xie yi Guan yin xiang


Harvard Library


Parte della collezione Chinese rubbings collection
Rubbing from stele depicting a large standing Guanyin Bodhisattva (a Buddhist deity called Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, known to the Chinese as Guanyin Bodhisattva, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Great Mercy). Inscriptions attribute the portrait to Tang artist Wu Daozi. According to the inscriptions, stele was built in 3rd. yr of Kangxi, Qing Dynasty (1664). Inscriptions written by Zuo Chongyao and image engraved by Ye Chengtiao.
Genere: rubbings
Data: 19th. century?
Formato: 178 x 82 cm
Note: Citation/references: Xi'an bei lin, 1963. p. 94. ; Xi'an bei lin quan ji, 1999, Case No. 12, v. 104, p. 250-251. (Guan shi yin pu sa xiang, full rubbing and all sections) ; Li dai guan yin bao xiang, 1998, pl. 128. (Tang Wu Daozi hua).General note: Script style: zhuan shu. ; Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, known as Avalokitesvara in Sanskrit is the spiritual son/daughter of Amitabha Buddha and serves as his ""right-hand man."" The deity is known in Chinese as Guanyin (a short version of ""Guanshiyin"") Bodhisattva -- ""Guanyin"" -- "" the One Who Observes and Attends to the Sounds of the World"", which means Guanyin looks down mercifully upon the suffering people, would always observe all the sounds from the world and always listen to requests from her worshippers. Thus, Guanyin also called ""Goddess of Great Mercy"" and ""The Bodhisattva of Compassion."" Known in Japan as Kannon. ; Stele portrait clearly models after another portrait painting-- ""Guan yin xiang"" (also in collection: F-01, olvwork279396.) Historical: Stele date: 3rd. yr of Kangxi, Qing Dynasty (1664).
Repository: Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University"