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Bas Relief

Object Number:C98
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: 750-800 CE
Early Date: 750
Late Date: 800
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:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhist Asia (21 Oct 2012 - 01 Apr 2022) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) 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. 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. pg. 9-50 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: pg. 145, Plate 543AView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1916. "Notes on Chinese Statuary". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University 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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