University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C398
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Henan
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: Tang Dynasty
Early Date: 618
Late Date: 906
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Guardian
Credit Line:Gift of C. T. Loo, 1921
Other NumberGETZ 21 - Other Number
CG98-1-54A - Found in Collection Number

Description

Stone statuette of Buddhist guardian. Hard black stone with deep grey patina. The figure is nude to the waist and the thick neck and broad muscular chest appear massive. Right arm raised as if to strike; left arm hanging at side holds gourd. Most of weight on right leg. One of a pair with C399.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition
Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (08 May 2008 - 28 Sep 2008)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) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 59View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 480View Objects cited in this Publication

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