Statue Fragment


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C354
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan
Period Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made 6th Century CE
Section Asian
Materials Stone | Pigment
Technique Carved
Iconography Bodhisattva Head

Stone head of a bodhisattva made of light colored stone with traces of red and yellow pigment. This head would have originally been part of a colossal statue. The piece is a 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. It is believed to originally come from the North Cave of Northern Xiangtangshan.

Height 84 cm
Width 35.5 cm
Depth 37 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918

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