Qing Guanyin with child

Many of the Guanyin figurines survive in private and public collections worldwide. This piece is in the collection of The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and testifies to the flourishing years of porcelain industries in workshops in China, which still continue to carve statues to this day.


  • The white-robed Avalokiteśvara

    story by Cheuk Ki CHAN.

    When the Jesuits arrived in China in the late 16th century, the missionaries associated representations of Guanyin with a child on her lap with the Virgin and the Christ Child.

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