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
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Gilt
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Maitreya
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918
Other NumberSL2914-3 - 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:

[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 83-95. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 88, Fig. 20View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Wong, Dorothy C. 2001. "Maitreya Buddha Statues at the University of Pennsylvania Museum". Orientations. 32 (2): 24-31. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 29View Objects related to this Actual Citation
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 59View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 54View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Juliano, Annette L. 1975. Art of the Six Dynasties: Centuries of Change and Innovation. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Yang, Chia-lo. I-shu ts'ung-pien. Volume 23. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: last plate.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Benjamin Rowland. 1963. The Evolution of the Buddha Image. Actual CitationView 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. 9 (2-3) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 41, Fig. 34View Objects related to this Actual Citation
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[Book] 1939. Pacific cultures, Department of Fine Arts, Division of Pacific Cultures. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. G, no. 63.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] 1938. Chinese bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) : an exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 266View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1935. The Museum's Loan to Burlington House ( for International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36). The University Museum Bulletin. 6 (1) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 17-21, pl.6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 58, No. 793, Pg. 74, 793 (illustration)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Wegner, Max. 1930. Ikonographie des chinesischen Maitreya. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 216-229View 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 158View Objects related to this Actual Citation
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