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Southern Song Dynasty
|Date Made:||13th Century CE|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925|
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.
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|Chinese Rotunda (1968)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 15||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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