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Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Quanyin, who rests against an ornate arm rest that has a dragon mask stand with jeweled horns. The figure is wrapped in a flowing robe, revealing a lotus flower border on the undergarment.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 169 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Figure of Guanyin seated on an ornate throne
Potters made figures of gods and goddesses for domestic altars as well as to export at the Dehua kilns. Originally the figures were probably made as cheap alternatives to ivory carvings of deities also made in Fujian. This image of Guanyin on an ornate throne was probably made for the domestic market.
Porcelain moulded and carved with transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
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Object reference number: RRC38824
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