About this object

History of use

Probably used as an object of worship in a home or temple. Kwannon is a bodhisattva, a deity of mercy. This deity may take a male or female form. It is female in this representation.

Cultural context


Physical description

Ceramic figure of Kwannon. Figure is feminine representation, kneeling on one knee and holding a scroll in both hands, with hair dressed on top of head, covered by a high headdress. Robes, in several layers, are white with light blue/green edges, enamelled overglaze with white dots and scroll patterns, and with blue, green, red, and hold leaf designs. Figure has red and gold waistband, gold necklace and hair ornament.