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Mural Painting Section

Object Number:
C495
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Shanxi
Hongtong
Guangshengsi
Period:
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
C. 1476
Early Date:
1476
Late Date:
1496
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Mud
Seeds
Straw
Leaves
Tempera
Technique:
Painted
Mural
Iconography:
Moon Attendant
Rabbit
Description:
Panel contains an attendant to the Moon, holding a rabbit. Part of a larger mural depicting the Buddha of Blazing Light, Tejaprabha.
Height:
157.48cm
Width:
58.42cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1926
Other Number:
Panel 1   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 83-95. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 93, Fig. 27
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[Book] Jing, Anning. 2002. The Water God's Temple of the Guangsheng Monastery: Cosmic Function of Art, Ritual, & Theater. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 212-214, Fig. 4-22
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[Article] Baldwin, Michelle. 1994. Monumental Wall Paintings of the Assembly of the Buddha from Shanxi Province: Historiography, Iconography, Three Styles, and a New Chronology. Artibus Asiae. 54 (3/4): 241-267.
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[Article] Jing, Anning. 1991. The Yuan Buddhist Mural of the Paradise of Bhaisajyaguru. Metropolitan Museum Journal. Volume 26: 147-166.
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[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 1987. Zhu Haogu Reconsidered: A New Date for the Rom Painting and the Southern Shanxi Buddhist-Daoist Style. Artibus Asiae. Volume XLVIII ( 1/2)
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[Article] Ka-bo, Tsang. 1979. Royal Ontario Museum, Far Eastern Department. Arts of Asia. 9 (2): Chinese Paintings.
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[Article] Lippe, Aschwin. 1965. Buddha and the Holy Multitude. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. 23 (9): p. 325-335. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 4
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[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. 17 on right
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[Article] 1929. Recent Museum Acquisitions - Eastern Art. Parnassus. Volume I (December) (No. 8): pg. 30. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30
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[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1929. Two Sections of Chinese Fresco Newly Acquired. The Museum Journal. Volume XX (No. 2): 119-130. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 119-130
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[Article] Miller, J. L. 1928. "Ancient Chinese Wall Paintings: Recently Brought to This Country by the University of Pennsylvania Museum". The Mentor. 16 (3 (April)): 41-44.
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[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1928. Another Fresco from Moon Hill Monastery. The Museum Journal. Volume XIX (2) : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 109-129
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[Article] Yetts, W. P. 1927. Some Buddhist Frescoes from China. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. Volume 51 ( No. 294) : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 121-128, Plate I, II
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[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1926. Chinese Frescoes of the T'ang Dynasty in the Museum, 618-906 A.D. The Museum Journal. Volume XVII (No. 3) : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 229-244
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