|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Eastern Wei Dynasty (uncertain)|
|Date Made:||ca. 548 ca.|
Elephant Spirit King
Lion Spirit King
Bird Spirit King
Fish Spirit King
Tree Spirit King
Mountain Spirit King
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Ton Ying, 1941|
Rectangular limestone block. Obverse: Four seated Spirit Kings, the figure at the left has the head covered with an elephant head mask; the next, an animal head mask (the lower part not shown) is pushed up over the forehead; the head of the third figure is concealed by an animal head mask; the fourth holds a curved animal over his head, a figure with an animal head and a fish body. Reverse: two lions guarding the lotus which is suported by two small seated human figures. Each end: two seated Spirit Kings.
|[Article] Bunker, Emmy C. 1964. "The Spirit Kings in Sixth Century Chinese Buddhist Sculpture". Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America. New York. University of Hawai'i Press. Vol. 18. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 30, fig. 11||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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