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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)
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Stone with lacquer and traces of gilding
H x W x D (overall): 49.3 x 30.5 x 12.6 cm (19 7/16 x 12 x 4 15/16 in)
Tablet bearing seated Buddhist figure in relief.
Color, apparently originally a light, nearly white marble, much stained and darkened, and with carving covered with red lacquer.
Mr. Yoshino, Tokyo, to 1911 
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Mr. Yoshino in 1911 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 316, pg. 80, 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Mr. Yoshino (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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