Example 80: Chinese sculpture

[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.]

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • sculpture • Asian art
*Work Type [link]: • statue
*Title: Guanyin
*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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