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Object Number:C354
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Date Made: 6th Century
Early Date: 500
Late Date: 6th Century
Iconography:Bodhisattva Head
Height: 84 cm
Width: 35.5 cm
Depth: 37 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918


Stone head of bodhisattva. Light colored stone with traces of red and yellow pigment. Hacked from a colossal statue. The companion to C353 and very similar to it, the principal differences being that the hair is arranged in a number of plaits and the crown is more elaborate.

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.View 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)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1918. Recent Accessions of Chinese Sculpture. The Museum Journal. Volume IX (No. 2): 123-147.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.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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