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Object Number:C111
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Shaanxi (uncertain)
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: 8th Century
Early Date: 700
Late Date: 8th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Paint
Gold Leaf
Technique:Carved
Painted
Gilded
Iconography:Mahasthamaprapta
Bodhisattva
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other Number:GETZ 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.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Trubner, Henry. 1957. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1946. A Short History of Chinese Art.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] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert, in 1938. Chinesische Plastik. Volume 14.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1936. The Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. 68 (394): 22-30.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1936. The Romance of Chinese Art.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1931. Two Chinese Sculptures of the T'ang Dynasty. The University Museum Bulletin. 2 (4): pp. 119-123.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1930. Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine. Volume 3.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Springer, Anton. 1929. Die ostasiatische Kunst, in 1929. Handbuch der Kunstgeschichte. Volume 6. 43, 50, pl. 68.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Glaser, Curt. 1925. Ostasiatische Plastik. Die Kunst des Ostens. Volume XIView 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
[Book] Ashton, Leigh. 1924. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1916. Notes on Chinese Statuary. The Museum Journal. Volume VII (No. 3): 152-177.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1913. Two Early Chinese Statues. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. Volume 24 (No. 128): 106-110.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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