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Fresco Fragment

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Object Number:
C453
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience:
China
Henan
Period:
Southern Song Dynasty
Yuan Dynasty
Date Made:
Song Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty
Early Date:
960
Late Date:
1368
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paint
Plaster
Technique:
Fresco
Iconography:
Child
Devotee
Vase
Fungus
Description:
Fresco painting fragment from Buddhist temple. Standing child holds vase with fungus. The figure wears long robes and the head is shaved. This painting is a small part of a much larger mural from a Buddhist temple. The figure holds a vase containing a brown fungus associated with longevity and immortality. Fresco is mounted and framed.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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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: Pg. 19, Fig. 14
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