Kuan-Yin Nuestra Señora Del Rosario

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Kuan-Yin Nuestra Señora Del Rosario is a painting by an unknown Chinese artist on a panel in 1835. It measures 41.6 x 3.4 centimeters.[1]

The painting is an upright altar frame in Bohol. It belongs to Pagrel Collection on exhibit at the San Agustin Church Museum Complex.[1]


This composition follows the typical Del Rosario composition of the 18th and 19th century, where both Mary and Christ Child holds a rosary, while Mary's carrying Christ on her right arm. However, the tilt of Mary's head is like the Chinese goddess of mercy (Kuan-Yin), that make this distinct.

The garments of the subject are Chinese in style. The Christ is decorated with rays (potencias) from the top of his head. In Buddhism, potencias represents the three divisions of the soul- the memory, understanding, and will.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
  2. Miclat, Maningning. Tradition, Misconception, and Contribution: Chinese Influences in Philippine Culture. In Humanities Diliman (July, December 2000). 1:2, 100-8.



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