Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries
From: China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Asia Galleries - On Display|
|Culture||Chinese | Buddhist|
|Provenience||China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan|
|Period||Northern Qi Dynasty|
|Date Made||550 - 577 CE|
|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.
|Credit Line||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916|
|Other Number||Getz 8 - Other Number|
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