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Statue

Object Number:
C113
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience:
China
Hebei
Xiangtangshan
Period:
Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made:
Northern Qi Dynasty
Early Date:
550
Late Date:
557
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Limestone
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Iconography:
Bodhisattva
Amida Buddha
Description:
Statue of bodhisattva. Dark stone, brown and stained with age; traces of red, green and blue pigment. Standing figure with long face, plump cheeks, eyes nearly closed, very long lobed ears unpierced. Wears jeweled tiara with small aureole in front on which is carved a tiny standing figure of Amida Buddha. Streamers from headdress; elaborately draped scarfs and jewels hanging down over skirt. Bare foot. No pedestal. C113, C150 and C151 are a set and come from Cave #2 of the Southern Xiangtangshan.
Height:
188cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo
Other Number:
GETZ 9   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 108 Fig. 2-B; pg. 204-5 cat. 20; pg. 246 fig. 57
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[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 83-95. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 87, Fig. 17
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[Article] Howard, Angela F. 2001. "Reconstructing the Original Location of a Group of Sculptures in the University of Pennsylvania Museum". Orientations. 32 (2): 32-39. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33
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[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. 18
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[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert, in 1938. Chinesische Plastik. Volume 14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 109-136
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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 469
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[Catalogue] The University Museum. 1917. Section of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 179, No. 9
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[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1916. Notes on Chinese Statuary. The Museum Journal. Volume VII (No. 3): 152-177. : Page/Fig./Plate: 172, Figure 170
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[Article] 1914. Early Chinese Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. Volume 25 (No. 133): pp. 40-43. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 42, Plate I -B
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