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Object Number: C111
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Shaanxi (uncertain)
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: 8th Century
Early Date: 700
Late Date: 799
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Paint
Gold Leaf
Technique:Carved
Painted
Gilded
Iconography:Mahasthamaprapta
Bodhisattva
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other NumberGETZ 11 - Other Number

Description

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. Lower arms are missing. Traces of red, blue and green paint and gold leaf. C111 and C112 are a pair, 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: Figure 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Trubner, Henry. 1957. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 34, p. 19View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1946. A Short History of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: #66 a,b. p. 74-5View Objects cited in this Publication
[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) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18, Fig. 12View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: IllustrationView Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert, in 1938. Chinesische Plastik. Volume 14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 65-82View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1936. The Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. 68 (394): 22-30. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate II, Fig. EView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] 1936. The Romance of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 87, # 3 and # 5View Objects cited in this Publication
[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) : Page/Fig./Plate: 109View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Jayne, H. H. 1935. The Museum's Loan to Burlington House (For International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36). Volume VI, No. 1 (October). 17-21. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17-21View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 205, No. 2396. Pg. 219, No. 2396 (illustration)View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1931. Two Chinese Sculptures of the T'ang Dynasty. The University Museum Bulletin. 2 (4): pp. 119-123. : Page/Fig./Plate: 119-123, Plates 6, 7View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1930. Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine. Volume 3. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 79 A and B, p. 56View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Springer, Anton. 1929. Die ostasiatische Kunst, in 1929. Handbuch der Kunstgeschichte. Volume 6. 43, 50, pl. 68. : Page/Fig./Plate: 43, 50View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Glaser, Curt. 1925. Ostasiatische Plastik. Die Kunst des Ostens. Volume XI : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 68View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 378View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Ashton, Leigh. 1924. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 33View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1916. Notes on Chinese Statuary. The Museum Journal. Volume VII (No. 3): 152-177. : Page/Fig./Plate: 169.Figure 168View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Nos. 11, 12View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1913. Two Early Chinese Statues. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. Volume 24 (No. 128): 106-110. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate IIView Objects cited in this Publication

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