University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:C446A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 1368 - 1644
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
High Relief
Low relief
Incense Burner
Credit Line:Purchased from A. G. Worch, 1925
Other Number:GETZ 17 - Other Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 60View 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.. London. E. Benn, Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 288View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Siren, Osvald. 1925. "Quelques observations sur les imitations des anciennes sculptures chinoises". Artibus Asiae. Dresden. Vol. 1. no. No. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 68-69View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 183, no.17View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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