Stone: sculpture

Description
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.
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Provenance details
Part of collection Alley gave to Canterbury Museum during Museum director Roger Duff's trip to China in 1956.
Measurements
Dimensions (LxWxH): 70 x 71 x 95mm (2 3/4 x 2 13/16 x 3 3/4")
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Other Id
C1956.330
Catalogue number
C1956.330
Accession number
19XX.1.1064

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