Wednesday, 9 January 2019

MFA Conservation: Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion

“Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion” (early 12th century) is the centerpiece of our Song Dynasty Gallery. Here, conservator Abigail Hykin shares discoveries made about the sculpture’s history during an 18-month restoration project, which involved UV imaging, x-radiography, radiocarbon dating and other techniques.

Published on Nov 10, 2016

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