Statue Fragment


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C353
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan
Date Made 6th Century CE
Section Asian
Materials Stone | Pigment
Technique Carved
Iconography Bodhisattva Head

Stone head of a bodhisattva made of light colored stone with traces of red and light green pigment. This head would have originally been part of a colossal statue. The urna, represented by a round socket, would have originally contained some kind of precious stone or crystal sphere. The hair is smooth and parted in the middle. The crown has three peaks with a fillet around the base of the ushnisha. C353 and C354 are a pair from the North Cave of Northern Xiangtangshan.

Height 84 cm
Width 35.5 cm
Depth 43 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918

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