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Object Number:C113
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Hebei
Xiangtangshan
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: 550 - 577 CE
Early Date: 550
Late Date: 577
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Bodhisattva
Amida Buddha
Height: 168 cm
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 33 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number:GETZ 9 - Other Number

Description

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

Bibliography:

[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. 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
[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 469View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1917. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 179, No. 9View 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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