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Object Number:C444
Current Location: Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: Northern Qi Dynasty
Early Date: 550
Late Date: 557
Iconography:Bodhisattva Head
Credit Line:Purchased from A. G. Worch, 1925
Other NumberGETZ 20 - Other Number


Stone head of bodhisattva. Hard dark stone. Life size. Narrow oval face with half-closed eyes and tiny mouth; no urna; long ears with pierced lobes and earrings; three peaked headdress with tassels partly missing.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition
World Tour of Bodies of Culture: Body Modification (1996)View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition
Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 251 fig. 90View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 83-95. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 87, Fig. 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Howard, Angela F. 2001. "Reconstructing the Original Location of a Group of Sculptures in the University of Pennsylvania Museum". Orientations. 32 (2): 32-39. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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: p. 61View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 475CView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 184 no.20View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1914. Two Sculptured Chinese Heads. The Museum Journal. 5 (3): 136-140. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 136-140View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 12View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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