Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease at the Denver Art Museum


Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease at the Denver Art Museum was created in 10ᵗʰ century China. The 17-inch-tall sculpture depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin sitting serenely on a lotus throne, gazing down as if listening intently to its devotees. Guanyin’s name means “the one who always hears.” Discover what makes this 1,000-year-old sculpture a masterpiece with Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum.

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