University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleFemale Disciple
Object Number:C126
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Li Fan
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: Qing Dynasty
Inscription Language:Chinese Language
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other Number:GETZ 65 - Other Number


Guanyin or Manjusri painted as a portrait. The artist is Li Fan 李蕃 (藩) of Huating county, formerly Sonjiang county. He was active during the Qing Dynasty, circa 1740 CE based on dated paintings with a similar subject matter. Inscription reads: 觀音(峨山眉頂上曾修請飾之因 / 功德林中永紶菩提之果) On Mt. Erh-mei, (she) once learned the Buddhist law of purity. In Forest of Merits, (she) attained the Buddhahood. Colophon respectively done by Chu-tan-tze, Chao Yieh-pu. Formerly in the collection of John Calvin Ferguson (1866 - 1945 CE).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Harrison Chinese Rotunda Inaugural Exhibition ( Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] M. Knoedler & Co. 1914. Catalogue of early Chinese paintings of the T'ang, Sung and Yuan dynasties A.D. 600-1400.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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