One white carved stone head of Guanyin broken off at the neck from a larger sculpture. Lower left side of its face is marked with dark grey speckling. Figure wears an elaborate hairstyle bound into a knot above its brow. Facial features comprise closed eyes a long nose and a small mouth. Two small holes drilled into the back of the head suggest that there are missing attachments. Head rests on a plain red-brown carved wood base cuboid in shape.
Part of collection Alley gave to Canterbury Museum during Museum director Roger Duff's trip to China in 1956.
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70x71x95mm (l x w x h)
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“Stone: sculpture,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed June 1, 2023, http://www.rewialleyart.nz/items/show/972.