[Note: This example illustrates CCO creator display option 3 for unknown creators (CCO page 92). In this example, the “Creator” field is linked to a Name Authority record for unknown. The “Culture” field provides context.]
Class [controlled]: sculpture Asian art
*Work Type [link]: statue
*Creator Display: unknown
*Role [link]: sculptor [link]: unknown
*Creation Date: 12th century [controlled]: Earliest: 1100 Latest: 1199
*Subject [links]: religion and mythology Guanyin (Hindu deity) royal ease human figure male Bodhisattva of Compassion (Hindu iconography)
Style [link]: Song (Chinese style)
Culture [link]: Chinese
*Current Location [link]: Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Massachusetts, United States) ID: 20.590
*Measurements: 141 x 88 x 88 cm (55 1/2 x 34 5/8 x 34 5/8 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 141 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 88 Unit: cm Type: width | Value: 88 Unit: cm Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques: laquered wood with painting and gilding
Material [links]: wood laquer paint gold
Description: Guanyin is the Bodhisattva of Compassion, represented in the pose of “royal ease” and richly ornamented. A Bodhisattva is one who has attained enlightenment, but chooses to remain among humankind to help others achieve it.
Description Source [link]: Museum of Fine Arts online. www.mfa.org Page: accessed 21 December 2006
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