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Statue

Object Number:
C111
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience:
China
Shaanxi (uncertain)
Period:
Tang Dynasty
Date Made:
8th Century
Early Date:
700
Late Date:
799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Limestone
Paint
Gold Leaf
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Gilded
Iconography:
Mahasthamaprapta
Bodhisattva
Description:
Grey limestone statue of a Bodhisattva. This bodhisattva is differentiated by its headdress, which appears to be an image of the patra, or begging bowl of Buddha, used to collect donations of money and food. The bodhisattva leans forward, indicating that he is providing comfort and listening to his worshippers. Lower arms are missing. Traces of red, blue and green paint and gold leaf. C111 and C112 are a pair, most likely made by the same artist.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo
Other Number:
GETZ 11   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Trubner, Henry. 1957. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty. : Page/Fig./Plate: Figure 34
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[Catalogue] Trubner, Henry. 1957. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 34, p. 19
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[Book] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1946. A Short History of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: #66 a,b. p. 74-5
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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. 18, Fig. 12
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: Illustration
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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: 65-82
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[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1936. The Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. 68 (394): 22-30. : Page/Fig./Plate: 22-30
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[Book] 1936. The Romance of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 87, # 3 and # 5
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1935. The Museum's Loan to Burlington House ( for International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36). The University Museum Bulletin. 6 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: 109
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[Book] Jayne, H. H. 1935. The Museum's Loan to Burlington House (For International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36). Volume VI, No. 1 (October). 17-21. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17-21
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[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 205, No. 2396. Pg. 219, No. 2396 (illustration)
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[Article] 1931. Two Chinese Sculptures of the T'ang Dynasty. The University Museum Bulletin. 2 (4): pp. 119-123. : Page/Fig./Plate: 119-123, Plates 6, 7
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[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1930. Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine. Volume 3. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 79 A and B, p. 56
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[Article] Springer, Anton. 1929. Die ostasiatische Kunst, in 1929. Handbuch der Kunstgeschichte. Volume 6. 43, 50, pl. 68. : Page/Fig./Plate: 43, 50
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[Article] Glaser, Curt. 1925. Ostasiatische Plastik. Die Kunst des Ostens. Volume XI : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 68
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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 378
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[Book] Ashton, Leigh. 1924. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 33
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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: 169.Figure 168
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[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Nos. 11, 12
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[Article] 1913. Two Early Chinese Statues. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. Volume 24 (No. 128): 106-110. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate II
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