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Statue

Object Number:
C151
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
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Priest
Description:
Statue of buddhist priest. Hard stone, colored and darkened by age; traces of dark red and brown paint and slight traces of green and blue. Standing figure, the hands holding a lotus bud; hand and neck heavy, dragperies very massive and simple; slightly upturned face with eyes almost closed; logn ears; cap-like arrangement of hair; bare feet. No pedestal. C113, C150 and C151 are from Cave #2 of the Southern Xiangtangshan. C113 and C151 may not from the same group judging from their different execution.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo
Other Number:
GETZ 7   -   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-E, fig. 3; pg. 210-11 cat. 23; pg. 246 fig. 59
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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: Pg. 22 Fig. 18, in middle
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[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 205, No. 2393; Pg. 219, 2393 (illustration)
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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 470
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[Catalogue] The University Museum. 1917. Section of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 176, No. 176
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[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 176,No.7
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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: 152-177
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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. 43, Plate II-E
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