Figure of Guanyin

LL 6000

Part of

Lady Lever South End star objects

Selected from hundreds of items, these fantastic star objects give a flavour of the new displays you will see in the refurbished South End galleries.

About this object

This figure is of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. It has an inscription which states that it was the gift of a man named Dang and his wife Chong. It also states that it was dedicated on a mid-autumn day in 1484 under the supervision of the priest Daoji. It belongs to a group of at least four different figures from the same unknown northern Chinese temple, all dedicated on the same occasion and inscribed with the maker’s name, Liu Zhen.
  • Date
    Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 AD)
  • Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Stoneware with enamel on biscuit decoration
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Gallery by the 3rd Viscount Leverhulme in 1980
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 07, Case 9010
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Measurements
    h. 140 cm, w. 73.3 cm, d. 48 cm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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