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Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C446A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China
Period Ming Dynasty | Wanli
Date Made 1572 - 1620 CE
Section Asian
Materials Limestone
Technique Carved | Engraved | High Relief | Low Relief
Iconography Buddha | Bodhisattva | Monks | Devas | Lion | Apsaras | Musicians | Lotus | Incense Burner

Yellowed limestone. Carved stone stela with base. Stela is leaf shaped with point at top missing. Buddhist figures carved in high relief. At center figure dressed as a bodhisattva holds hands raised palms outward. On either side are three smaller figures of a monk, Tibetan priest and bodhisattva. All figures are supported by either genii or lions. The mandorla or halo is carved in low relief with apsaras and heavenly musicians. The back side is engraved with the image of two seated Buddhas with a standing figure at each side and two lions below guarding an incense burner. In the style of the Six Dynasties but from the Wanli Period of the Ming Dynasty.

Height 59 cm
Width 30.5 cm
Thickness 10.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Worch of Paris, 1925
Other Number Getz 17 - Other Number

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