Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) with 11 heads
H x W x D: 108.8 x 31.7 x 15.3 cm (42 13/16 x 12 1/2 x 6 in)
Guangzhai Temple, Qibaotai Pagoda, Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China
Buddhism, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), lotus, Guanyin, China, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer, North Corridor: Promise of Paradise
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1909 Bunkyo Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1909  From 1909 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkyo Matsuki in Japan 1909  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  Undated folder sheet note. See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 137, pg. 53, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 1.  The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
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