Fresco Fragment


From: China | Henan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C453
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Henan
Period Song Dynasty | Yuan Dynasty
Date Made Southern Song Dynasty - Yuan Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Paint | Plaster
Technique Fresco
Iconography Child | Devotee | Vase | Fungus

Fresco painting fragment from Buddhist temple. Standing child holds vase with fungus. The figure wears long robes and the head is shaved. This painting is a small part of a much larger mural from a Buddhist temple. The figure holds a vase containing a brown fungus associated with longevity and immortality. Fresco is mounted and framed.

Height 112 cm
Width 41 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925

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