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Object Number:C451
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Henan
Period: Song Dynasty
Southern Song Dynasty
Yuan Dynasty
Date Made: 13th Century - Yuan Dynasty
Early Date: 1200
Late Date: 13th Century - Yuan Dynasty
Section:Asian
Materials:Paint
Stucco
Clay
Gypsum
Plaster
Gold
Technique:Fresco
Gilded
Iconography:Bodhisattva
Manuscript
Inscription Language:Sanskrit
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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