C. 750 CE
Fresco fragment. Head of bodhisattva, turned toward viewer's left. On brown clay with coating of jesso. Outlines in black. Flesh tinted with light red. Loops of hair over ears and down shoulders in flat mat black, but upper hair over temples and on top of head a mat maroon red. Halo body shows traces of leaf green with outer borders of light red and maroon. Touch of green on figure's left shoulder. Lips maroon.
Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1924
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|C413 (original) || - || Other Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Article] Morita, Miki. 2015. The Kizil Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum. Metropolitan Museum Journal. 50: 115-135.
[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21
[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: Figure 8
[Article] von Le Coq, Albert & Waldschmidt, Ernst. 1928. Neue bildwerke II. Die buddhistische spätantike in Mittelasien. 6 : Page/Fig./Plate: Volume I, Plate 23; Volume II, plate 24.
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