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Stela

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Object Number:
C446A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience:
China
Period:
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
1368 - 1644
Early Date:
1368
Late Date:
1644
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Limestone
Technique:
Carved
Engraved
High Relief
Low relief
Iconography:
Buddha
Bodhisattva
Monks
Devas
Lions
Apsaras
Musicians
Lotus
Incense Burner
Description:
Yellowed limestone. Carved stone stela with base. Stela is leaf shaped with point at top missing. Buddhist figures carved in high relief. At center figure dressed as a bodhisattva holds hands raised palms outward. On either side are three smaller figures of a monk, Tibetan priest and bodhisattva. All figures are supported by either genii or lions. The mandorla or halo is carved in low relief with apsaras and heavenly musicians. The back side is engraved with the image of two seated Buddhas with a standing figure at each side and two lions below guarding an incense burner. In the style of the Six Dynasties.
Credit Line:
Purchased from A. G. Worch
Other Number:
GETZ 17   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Bibliography:

[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: p. 60
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[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1925. Chinese sculpture from the fifth to the fourteenth century; over 900 specimens in stone, bronze, lacquer and wood, principally from northern China. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 288
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[Article] Siren, Osvald. 1925. Quelques observations sur les imitations des anciennes sculptures chinoises. Artibus Asiae. Volume 1 (No. 1) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 68-69
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[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 183, no.17
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