late 15th–e.17th C. Buddhist Pilgrim. Ming China. A young man in this stance of reverence is often Sudhana. In China he is linked with Guan-yin. Linden wood, pigment, lacquer, gilding; single-woodblock construction. H. 27 1/2"
Pensive Bodhisattva, mid-7th century. Korea. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Walter and Leonore Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2003 (2003.222) | In Korea, images of the pensive bodhisattva type emerged as an important Buddhist icon during the sixth and seventh centuries, particularly in the kingdoms of Baekje and Silla. This seated figure is among the best preserved and most spectacular. #OneMetManyWorlds