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Object Number: C353
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Date Made: 6th Century
Early Date: 500
Late Date: 599
Iconography:Bodhisattva Head
Height: 84cm
Width: 35.5cm
Depth: 43cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918


Stone head of bodhisattva. Light colored stone with traces of red and light green pigment. Hacked from a colossal statue. Urna represented by a round socket originally containing some precious stone or a crystal sphere; hair smooth and parted in the middle; crown 3 peaked with a fillet around the base of the ushnisha. C353 and C354 are a pair.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.156-7; pg. 166-7 cat. 4; pg. 237 fig.4View Objects cited in this Publication
[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: Fig. 22View Objects cited in this Publication
[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 113View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1918. Recent Accessions of Chinese Sculpture. The Museum Journal. Volume IX (No. 2): 123-147. : Page/Fig./Plate: 131-135, figs 34, 35View Objects cited in this Publication

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