Brocaded Scroll: Thirty-three Forms of Guanyin

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:
18th century

Medium:
Silk plain weave with silk and metallic brocading wefts mounted on silk and metallic complex weave

Dimensions:
84 3/4 x 32 3/8 inches (215.3 x 82.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1929-40-249

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds from the Simkhovitch Collection, 1929

Social Tags [?]

although these appear non-specific [x]  


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
The twenty-fifth chapter of the Lotus Sutra, one of the most popular sacred texts in the Buddhist canon, describes thirty-three specific forms that Guanyin can assume to assist other beings seeking salvation.