The Penn Museum is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19. Learn more.
logo

Statue

This object is On Display
Image is Not Available
Object Number:C112
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Shaanxi (uncertain)
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: 8th Century CE
Early Date: 700
Late Date: 799
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Paint
Gold Leaf
Technique:Carved
Painted
Gilded
Iconography:Ta Shih Chih?
Bodhisattva
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other Number:GETZ 11 - Other Number

Description

Grey limestone statue of a Bodhisattva in flowing robes with scarves and ornaments. He stands on a lotus base. There is a vase in the headdress. The lower portion of the arms are both missing. There are traces of red, blue and green paint and gold leaf. C111 and C112 are a pair and were most likely made by the same artist.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Trubner, Henry. 1957. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty.. Cambridge. Chadwyck-Healey. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 34, p. 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1946. A Short History of Chinese Art.. New York. Pantheon. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: #66 a,b. p. 74-5View 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18, Fig. 13View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 01 Jan 1939. "Chinese Art at the University Museum". Parnassus. Vol. 11. no. 1. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. "Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert". Chinesische Plastik. Berlin. Ostasiatische Zeitschrift. Vol. 14. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: IllustrationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1936. The Romance of Chinese Art.. Garden City. Garden City Publishing Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 65-82View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1935. "The Museum's Loan to Burlington House ( for International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36)". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 6. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 22-30View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Jayne, Horace H. 1935. "The University Museum Bulletin". The Museum's Loan to Burlington House (For International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36). Philadelphia. The University Museum Bulletin. Vol. VI, No. 1 (October). pg. 17-21 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 109View 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. 2397, Pg. 219, 2397 (illustration)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1931. "Two Chinese Sculptures of the T'ang Dynasty". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 2. no. 4. pg. 119-123 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 119-123View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1930. "Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine". Annales du Muse Guimet. Bibliothe`que d'art.. Bruxelles. G. Van Oest. Vol. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 119-123, Plates 6, 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Springer, Anton. 1929. "Die ostasiatische Kunst". Handbuch der Kunstgeschichte. Leipzig. Alfred Kroner Verlag. Vol. 6. pg. 43, 50, pl. 68 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 109View 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: Plate 378View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Glaser, Curt. 1925. "Ostasiatische Plastik". Die Kunst des Ostens. Berlin. B. Cassirer. Vol. XI. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 79 A and B, p. 56View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ashton, Leigh. 1924. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture.. London. E. Benn, Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 68View 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: No. 12View 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: 169.Figure 168View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1913. "Two Early Chinese Statues". The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. London. Vol. 24. no. No. 128. pg. 106-110 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate IView Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org