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 AD - 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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