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Object Number:C151
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: 550 - 577 CE
Early Date: 550
Late Date: 577
Height: 188 cm
Width: 51 cm
Depth: 37 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number:Getz 7 - Other Number


Statue of Pratyekabuddha made of hard stone, colored and darkened by age. There are traces of dark red and brown paint and slight traces of green and blue on the piece. It is a standing figure, the hands holding a lotus bud, with heavy hands and large neck. The draperies are very massive and simple. The statue has a slightly upturned face with eyes almost closed with long ears and a cap-like arrangement of hair. It has bare feet with no pedesta but there is a tang that extends below the statuel. C113, C150 and C151 are from Cave #2 of the Southern Xiangtangshan. C113 and C151 may not from the same group judging from their different execution.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

China Gallery (22 Feb 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 108 fig. 2-E, fig. 3; pg. 210-11 cat. 23; pg. 246 fig. 59View 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. pg. 9-50 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 22 Fig. 18, in middleView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art.. London. Royal Academy of Arts. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 205, No. 2393; Pg. 219, 2393 (illustration)View 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: pg. 128-129, Plate 470View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 178, No. 7View 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: Pg. 173. Fig. 171View 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. 43, Plate II-EView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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