Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C113
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan
Period Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made 550 - 577 CE
Section Asian
Materials Limestone | Pigment
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Bodhisattva | Amida Buddha

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.

Height 168 cm
Width 47 cm
Depth 33 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number Getz 8 - Other Number

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