|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Northern Qi Dynasty|
|Date Made:||Northern Qi Dynasty|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Worch of Paris, 1914|
|Other Number:||Getz 19 - Other Number|
Stone head of Buddha. Stone with traces of pigment. The long earlobes of the Buddha are a reminder of the heavy earrings that he wore before renouncing material things to seek enlightenment. His rounded cheeks are meant to resemble those of a lion, an animal that is praised for its power and associated with Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha. The ushnisha, or cranial protuberance which may have originally been based on a topknot or turban, is considered a mark of wisdom. The urna, or marking on the forehead, is an all seeing eye. Finally the wavy hair of the Buddha suggests Greco Roman influence a departure from the conventional curls typical of Chinese sculptures at the time.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Chinese Rotunda (1968 - 22 Feb 2017)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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