Fresco Fragment


From: China | Henan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C454
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Henan
Period Yuan Dynasty
Date Made Yuan Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Paint | Plaster
Technique Fresco
Iconography Child | Devotee | Lotus

Fresco painting fragment from Buddhist temple. Standing child holds lotus flower. This painting is a small part of a much larger mural in a Buddhist temple. The lotus, which the child carries, is a sacred Buddhist symbol of purity and perfection and is often used as an analogy for enlightenment because it grows out of the mud and blooms without being defiled. The figure wears long robes and the head is shaved. Fresco is mounted and framed.

Height 112 cm
Width 40.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925

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