Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries
From: China | Henan
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Asia Galleries - On Display|
|Culture||Chinese | Buddhist|
|Provenience||China | Henan|
|Period||Song Dynasty | Southern Song Dynasty | Yuan Dynasty|
|Date Made||13th Century CE|
|Materials||Paint | Stucco | Clay | Gypsum | Plaster | Gold|
|Technique||Fresco | Gilded|
|Iconography||Bodhisattva | Lotus|
Fragment of a fresco from a Buddhist temple wall painting. A bodhisattva in emerald green robes and red halo stands holding a lotus flower. A bodhisasttva is a being who has attained enlightenment but has postponed the joys of Nirvana, a state where one is free of suffering and the cycle of rebirth, in order to help others find salvation. This painting was once part of a larger wall illustration. The bodhisattva holds a lotus in his hand, a common motif in Buddhist art and a symbol of purity and perfection. The fresco is mounted and framed.
|Credit Line||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925|
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