Southern Song Dynasty
Fragment of a fresco from a Buddhist temple wall painting. A bodhisattva in emerald green robes and red halo stands holding a lotus flower. A bodhisasttva is a being who has attained enlightenment but has postponed the joys of Nirvana, a state where one is free of suffering and the cycle of rebirth, in order to help other find salvation. This painting was once part of a larger wall illustration. The bodhisattva holds a lotus in his hand, a common motif in Buddhist art and a symbol of purity and perfection.Fresco is mounted and framed.
Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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