700 A.D.-750 A.D.
Coarse light grey limestone carved statue of Virūḍhaka or Zēngcháng Tiān (Chinese). This lokapala, or celestial guardian king associated with one of the four direction, wears the traditional leather and quilted uniform of a Tang warrior. He is thought to represent the Guardian of the South. Surface has traces of green, red and black painted and gilded gesso. The low base has holes in back for attachment to the floor or wall.
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Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Rotunda (1968)
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. Maitreya and Guardians. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: 2-8, pls. I-III.
[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: Figure 25
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