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Statuette

Object Number:
38-32-3
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
North China
Period:
Sui Dynasty
Date Made:
575-600
Early Date:
575
Late Date:
600
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Iconography:
Dashizhi
Lotus Bud
Pearl
Description:
Bronze figure of Dashizhi (Sanskrit: Mahasthamaprapta), a bodhisattva belonging to the retinue of the Amitabha Buddha, standing on a low lotus pedestal. Right hand raised holding lotus bud. Left hand hanging and holding an object which may be a leaf or the precious pearl. Sacred pearl in center of headdress. Elaborate scarves and drapery. Halo missing.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo; subscription of A. Felix du Pont

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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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: Pg. 42, Fig. 35
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Amitabha Altar Group. The University Museum Bulletin. 7 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: 2-9, pls. 1-6, fig. 1.
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-11.
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[Catalogue] 1938. Chinese bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) : an exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 279
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