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Object Number: C113
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: Northern Qi Dynasty
Early Date: 550
Late Date: 557
Amida Buddha
Height: 168cm
Width: 47cm
Depth: 33cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 9 - Other Number


Statue of bodhisattva. Dark stone, brown and stained with age; traces of red, green and blue pigment. Standing figure with long face, plump cheeks, eyes nearly closed, very long lobed ears unpierced. Wears jeweled tiara with small aureole in front on which is carved a tiny standing figure of Amida Buddha. Streamers from headdress; elaborately draped scarfs and jewels hanging down over skirt. Bare foot. No pedestal. C113, C150 and C151 are a set and come from Cave #2 of the Southern Xiangtangshan.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 108 Fig. 2-B; pg. 204-5 cat. 20; pg. 246 fig. 57View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 83-95. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 87, Fig. 17View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Howard, Angela F. 2001. "Reconstructing the Original Location of a Group of Sculptures in the University of Pennsylvania Museum". Orientations. 32 (2): 32-39. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects cited in this Publication
[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: Fig. 18View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert, in 1938. Chinesische Plastik. Volume 14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 109-136View 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 469View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1917. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 179, No. 9View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1916. Notes on Chinese Statuary. The Museum Journal. Volume VII (No. 3): 152-177. : Page/Fig./Plate: 172, Figure 170View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1914. Early Chinese Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. Volume 25 (No. 133): pp. 40-43. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 42, Plate I -BView Objects cited in this Publication

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