Object Number:38-32-3A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: North China
Period: Sui Dynasty
Date Made: 575-600
Early Date: 575
Late Date: 600
Lotus Bud
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of A. Felix du Pont, 1938
Other Number:S.L. 2914.9 (MET) - Old Loan Number


Bronze figure of Dashizhi (Sanskrit: Mahasthamaprapta), a bodhisattva belonging to the retinue of the Amitabha Buddha, standing on a low lotus pedestal. Right hand raised holding lotus bud. Left hand hanging and holding an object which may be a leaf or the precious pearl. Sacred pearl in center of headdress. Elaborate scarves and drapery. Halo missing.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhist Asia (21 Oct 2012 - 01 Apr 2022) View Objects in Exhibition


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[Book] Winegrad, Dilys P. 1993. Through Time, Across Continents.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 99, fig. 78View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. pg. 9-50 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 42, Fig. 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 01 Jan 1939. "Chinese Art at the University Museum". Parnassus. Vol. 11. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-11.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] 1938. Chinese bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) : an exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 279View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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