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Statue

Object Number:
29-96-330
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Gilt
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Iconography:
Lion
Description:
Carved wood lion. Standing figure with spread tail and open mouth. Painted blue with multi-colored ornaments and saddle. Standing figure is part of base for Monju image (29-96-330). Base for lion is 29-96-331D. Lion supports Monju's lotus base (29-96-331A and B).
Height:
74cm
Length:
90cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Japanese Buddhist Art (1899)
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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 9,10
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1904. Monograph of the Buddhist Temple in the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania. 1-47. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 12
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