Fresco Fragment


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Henan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C451
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 - Yuan Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Paint | Stucco | Clay | Gypsum | Plaster | Gold
Technique Fresco | Gilded
Iconography Bodhisattva | Manuscript
Inscription Language Sanskrit

Fragment of a fresco from a Buddhist temple wall painting. A bodhisattva in emerald green robes and red halo stands holding a manuscript. A bodhisattva is a being who has achieved enlightenment, but chooses to stay in the world in order to help others. Because of his ability to aid others on the path to enlightenment, the bodhisattva is one of the most beloved members of the Buddhist pantheon. Fresco is mounted and framed.

Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925

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