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Object Number:C98
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: 750-800 CE
Early Date: 750
Late Date: 750-800 CE
Marble (Stone)
Technique:Bas Relief
Height: 99 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other Number:GETZ 18 - Other Number


Stone bas relief of bodhisattva. White marble with traces of color. Standing figurine with body swinging to its left (3/4 wide view). Standing on lotus pedestal. Round halo with jewelled fillet and long scarfs and strings of pearls. There is no ushnisha nor urna and the ears are not long. Both arms are broken off at the elbow.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 60View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1925. Chinese sculpture from the fifth to the fourteenth century; over 900 specimens in stone, bronze, lacquer and wood, principally from northern China.. London. E. Benn, Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 543AView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1916. "Notes on Chinese Statuary". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. VII. no. No. 3. pg. 152-177 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 159,figure 162View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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