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Water-Moon Avalokitesvara (Suwol Gwaneum bosal)
Water-Moon Avalokitesvara (Suwol Gwaneum bosal)

Water-Moon Avalokitesvara (Suwol Gwaneum bosal)

Ink, color and gold on silk
H x W (image): 98.3 x 47.7 cm (38 11/16 x 18 3/4 in)
Buddhism, bodhisattva, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Avalokitesvara, willow, Korea, halo, Korean Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
mid-14th century
Late Goryeo period
Accession Number:
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1902 Yamanaka & Company, to April 15, 1902 [1] From 1902 to 1903 Charles Gillot (1853-1903), Paris, purchased from Yamanaka & Company on April 15, 1902 [2] From 1904 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased through Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), from the sale of the Charles Gillot Collection, Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Collection Ch. Gillot: objets d'art et peintures d'extreme-orient, February 8-13, 1904, lot 2004 (ill.) [3] From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4] Notes: [1] A label accompanying the painting indicates that Charles Gillot purchased the painting from the Japanese dealer, Yamanaka & Company, on April 15, 1902. See also, Curatorial Remark 8 in the object record, which states, "A paper accompanying the painting seems to indicate that Gillot had purchased the painting from the Japanese dealer, Yamanaka, in 1902." [2] See note 1. [3] See undated folder sheet note. See L. 31, Original Panel List, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. After Gillot’s death in 1903, a sale of his Asian art collection took place in February 1904 at the Durand-Ruel gallery in Paris. This object was purchased by Siegfried Bing for Charles Lang Freer at that sale (see Curatorial Remark 1 and Curatorial Remark 8, A. Yonemura, September 1983, in the object record). [4] 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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