In the modeling of the facial features this figure appears to be related to a gilded dry lacquer figure of a seated bodhisattva of comparable size dated Yuan dynasty included in the exhibition, Buddhist Sculpture: Design and Influence, Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New York, 1992, no. 26. See, also, the gilt-bronze figure of a seated Guanyin with similar features and fillet encircling the hair dressed in similar knotted tresses in the Avery Brundage Collection illustrated by d'Argencé et al, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Sculpture, Japan, 1974, pl. 157. The figure is dated to the Ming dynasty and bears a dated insription possibly corresponding to 1452.