University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:A1162
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: Ming Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: Ming Dynasty
Life of the Buddha
Birth of the Buddha
Height: 26.7
Width: 11.2
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number:GETZ 145 - Other Number


Carved ivory tablet with central Buddha image surrounded by smaller Buddha figures. Poses of Buddha indicate the various life events of the Buddha. Birth on upper right, death on upper left. Central figure is Buddha wearing loose trousers gathered at ankles. Small figure in Indian attire.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. ""The Alexander Scott Collection"". The Museum Journal.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. 5. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 62, fig. 29.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. pg. 52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 15 No. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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