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Statue Fragment

Object Number:
C354
Current Location:
China Gallery
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Hebei
Xiangtangshan
Date Made:
6th Century
Early Date:
500
Late Date:
599
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Stone
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Bodhisattva Head
Description:
Stone head of bodhisattva. Light colored stone with traces of red and yellow pigment. Hacked from a colossal statue. The companion to C353 and very similar to it, the principal differences being that the hair is arranged in a number of plaits and the crown is more elaborate.
Height:
83.8cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo; subscription of James B. Ford

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. 168-9 cat. 5; pg. 238 fig. 7
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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. 23
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[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, 35
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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 113
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