Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Shaanxi (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number C111
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Shaanxi (uncertain)
Period Tang Dynasty
Date Made 8th Century CE
Section Asian
Materials Limestone | Paint | Gold Leaf
Technique Carved | Painted | Gilded
Iconography Mahasthamaprapta | Bodhisattva

Grey limestone statue of a Bodhisattva. This bodhisattva is differentiated by its headdress, which appears to be an image of the patra, or begging bowl of Buddha, used to collect donations of money and food. The bodhisattva leans forward, indicating that he is providing comfort and listening to his worshippers. The lower protion of both arms are missing. The statue has 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.

Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other Number Getz 11 - Other Number

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