University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C399
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Henan
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: Tang Dynasty
Early Date: 618
Late Date: 906
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Guardian
Height: 54.61cm
Credit Line:Gift of C. T. Loo, 1921
Other NumberGETZ 21 - Other Number
CG98-1-54B - Found in Collection Number

Description

Stone statuette of Buddhist guardian. Hard black stone with deep grey patina. The figure is nude to the waist and the thick neck and broad muscular chest appear massive. Similar to C398 but most of the weight is on the left leg, and both arms are broken at elbow. Pair with C398.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition

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. 59View 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 480View Objects cited in this Publication

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