University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

The Luohan that Came from Afar

Research Notes

By: Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Among the myriad objects of world art, there are always some that continue to captivate the viewer and haunt the researcher. The tri-color glazed clay Luohan statue from Yi County (Yizhou), about 50 km southwest of the city limits of Beijing, is such an object in the Penn Museum. The mysteries that engulf this Luohan—a […]