University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Early Date: 960
Late Date: 1368
Section:Asian
Materials:Paint
Plaster
Technique:Fresco
Iconography:Child
Devotee
Vase
Fungus
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 19, Fig. 14View Objects cited in this Publication

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