University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:38-32-1A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: North China
Period: Sui Dynasty
Date Made: 575-600
Early Date: 575
Late Date: 575-600
Iconography:Amitabha Buddha
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of A. Felix du Pont, 1938


Bronze figure of Amitabha standing on low lotus pedestal. Right hand raised, palm outward. Left hand low and forward, palm out. Long ears. Tightly curled hair of Indian type. Halo missing.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition


[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) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 42, Fig. 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Amitabha Altar Group. The University Museum Bulletin. 7 (3) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 2-9, pls. 1-6, fig. 1.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-11.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] 1938. Chinese bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) : an exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 279.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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