167044
90384
100790
100791
90385
90386
90383
100789
89553
115028
 

Fresco Fragment

New Search
Object Number:
C412
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
Turfan
Turkestan
Period:
Tang Dynasty
Date Made:
c. 750 Ad
Early Date:
725
Late Date:
775
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Ceramic
Clay
Gesso
Technique:
Fresco
Iconography:
Bodhisattva Head
Description:
Head of a bodhisattva, turned towards viewer's right. On brown clay with coating of jesso. Outlines in black. Flesh tinted with light red. Loops of mat maroon hair over ears and down shoulders with upper hair over temples and on top of head. Hair, lips and borders of halo in dark mat red. One border is worked out lighter red, as is the figure's left shoulder. Traces of green in halo and on collar.
Height:
28cm
Width:
25.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from A. W. Bahr

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
View Objects in this Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
View Objects in this Exhibition
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)
View Objects in this Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21
View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 14 Fig. 7
View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:



See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

Select objects to add to My Finds list using



Clear List Next - View List
My Finds