49033
 
Object is on Display
New Search

Fresco Fragment

Object Number:
C452
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience:
China
Henan
Period:
Southern Song Dynasty
Yuan Dynasty
Date Made:
13th Century
Early Date:
1120
Late Date:
1368
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paint
Stucco
Clay
Gypsum
Plaster
Gold
Technique:
Fresco
Gilded
Iconography:
Bodhisattva
Lotus
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)
View Objects in this Exhibition

You may also be interested in these objects:



See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

Select objects to add to My Finds list using



Clear List Next - View List
My Finds