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Object Number:C113
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: 550 - 577 CE
Early Date: 550
Late Date: 577
Amida Buddha
Height: 168 cm
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 33 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number:Getz 8 - Other Number


Statue of a standing bodhisattva made of dark stone, brown and stained with age, with traces of red, green and blue pigment. The bodhisattva has a long face, plump cheeks, eyes nearly closed, with very long lobed ears, unpierced. There is a jeweled tiara with small a aureole in front on which is carved a tiny standing figure of Amida Buddha. There are streamers from the headdress with elaborately draped scarfs and jewels hanging down over the skirt. The statue is bare foot with no pedestal but does have a tang that comes out the bottom of the piece. C113, C150 and C151 are a set and come from Cave #2 of the Southern Xiangtangshan cave complex.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition
China Gallery (22 Feb 2017) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan.. Chicago. The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 108 Fig. 2-B; pg. 204-5 cat. 20; pg. 246 fig. 57View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. Kowloon. Arts of Asia Publications, Ltd. Vol. 38. no. 5. pg. 83-95 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 87, Fig. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Howard, Angela F. 2001. "Reconstructing the Original Location of a Group of Sculptures in the University of Pennsylvania Museum". Orientations (Hong Kong). Hong Kong. Orientations Magazine Ltd. Vol. 32. no. 2. pg. 32-39 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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: Fig. 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. "Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert". Chinesische Plastik. Berlin. Ostasiatische Zeitschrift. Vol. 14. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 109-136View 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: p. 181, No. 8, pg. 179 (photo)View 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: 172, Figure 170View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1914. "Early Chinese Sculpture". The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. London. Vol. 25. no. No. 133. pg. 40-43 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 42, Plate I -BView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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