University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:C413A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: C. 750 CE
Early Date: 749
Late Date: C. 750 CE
Iconography:Bodhisattva Head
Inscription Language:German Language
Height: 24.13 cm
Width: 22.86 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1924


Fresco fragment. Head of bodhisattva, turned towards viewer's left. Possibly repainted. Previous retouching and attempts at conservation have distorted the quality of line and color and make attribution of site or date difficult. The inscription on the back of the piece reads: M[ing]. Ö[i]. Q[yzyl] gr[oße].Anlage II Schlucht II Höhle in D[er]. Ecke gefunden Translation: Ming-Öi, Kizil, Large structure, 2nd gorge, 2nd cave, found in the corner.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Morita, Miki. 2015. "The Kizil Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum". Metropolitan Museum Journal. Vol. 50. pg. 115-135 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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