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  • Museum number

    PDF.418

  • Description

    Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin wrapped in a cape, with hair is in knots resting on her shoulders, and a small slit on either side of her mouth. White. The figure has a hollow interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 200 millimetres
    • Width: 112 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the back
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        雲山 劉夢龍製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Yunshan Liu Menglong Zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made by Liu Menglong of Yunshan
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised on the back Yunshan Liu Menglong Zhi (made by Liu Menglong of Yunshan)
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 418

    Figure of Guanyin


    Potters made figures of gods and goddesses for domestic altars as well as to export at the Dehua kilns. Porcelains from Dehua were exported to Europe as evidenced by excavations, shipwrecks, shipping lists and inventories of possessions. They were also made for the domestic market. Figures of Guanyin are quite common. Many of these bear the marks of individual potters or their families. This one is inscribed on the back雲山 劉夢龍製 (Yunshan, Liu Menglong zhi ‘made by Liu Menglong of Yunshan’).


    Porcelain moulded and carved with transparent glaze
    Dehua ware 德化窯
    Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Wilson 1998 pp 98-99, no.39 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case35/sh2

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.418

Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin wrapped in a cape, with hair is in knots resting on her shoulders, and a small slit on either side of her mouth. White.  The figure is hollow inside.

Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin wrapped in a cape, with hair is in knots resting on her shoulders, and a small slit on either side of her mouth. White. The figure is hollow inside.

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