University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:C355.3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Henan
Period: Eastern Wei Dynasty
Tianping
Date Made: 536 CE
Early Date: 536
Late Date: 536 CE
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Gilt
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Maitreya
Inscription Language:Chinese Language
Width: 0 cm
Depth: 0 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918
Other Number:SL2914-3 - Other Number

Description

Peg which attaches the fiery aureole, mandorla, or back plate to the back of the gilt-bronze statuette of Maitreya. The item was once in the collection of the late Qing statesman Duanfang 端方.


Bibliography:

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[Catalogue] Asia House Gallery. 1970. Masterpieces of Asian Art in American Collections II: An Offering of Treasures Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Asia House Gallery.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
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