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Object Number:C113
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: Northern Qi Dynasty
Early Date: 550
Late Date: Northern Qi Dynasty
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


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.. Chicago. The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. pg. 269 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm 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. F. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 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. 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. University of Pennsylvania 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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