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Object Number: C70A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 14th Century - 15th Century
Early Date: 1300
Late Date: 1499
Materials:Copper Alloy
Iconography:Noh Chu Lo
Seated Luohan
Credit Line:Purchased from Spink & Son, 1914
Other NumberGETZ 31 - Other Number


Seated figure of Noh Chu lo (Sanskrit: Nakula), one of the original sixteen arhats. An arhat (Chinese: Luohan) is one who strives for individual salvation through his own efforts. Head shaven, long ears; each hand holds a pierced bead, remnants of a rosary. Old wooden lotus pedestal carved and lacquered is C70B.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 186 no.31View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 1View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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