Dehua blanc de Chine porcelain figure of Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy. Hollow cream-white porcelain figure covered in a milk-white glaze, except the base rim which is left unglazed. The figurine is glazed on the inside.
Guanyin is seated with her right knee raised, wearing a long flowing robe and a pectoral. Her hair is worn in a coiled style with a hair ornament visible above her forehead.
Relational references:Legeza, I.L. 1972. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham. London: Oxford University Press
|Type of object:||statuette|
|Type category:||Sculpture in the round|
|Date range:||early 18th century CE|
|Current accession number:||1969.126|
|Former accession number:||MacDonald cat.|
|Record date:||Mon, 2nd Sep 2002|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|