Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Bookmark
2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Published with the Asian Art Museum / Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Gwaseum Bosal) (detail), c. 1600–1800
Hanging scroll, ink and colors on linen
This painting from Korea’s Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) reflects the deeply resonant tradition of Buddhism. The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, known to the Japanese as Kannon and to the Chinese as Guanyin, and by many other names elsewhere in Asia, is one of the most popular Buddhist deities of compassion.