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Stela

Object Number:C446A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 1368 - 1644
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Technique:Carved
Engraved
High Relief
Low Relief
Iconography:Buddha
Bodhisattva
Monks
Devas
Lion
Apsaras
Musicians
Lotus
Incense Burner
Credit Line:Purchased from Worch of Paris, 1925
Other Number:Getz 17 - Other Number

Description

Yellowed limestone. Carved stone stela with base. Stela is leaf shaped with point at top missing. Buddhist figures carved in high relief. At center figure dressed as a bodhisattva holds hands raised palms outward. On either side are three smaller figures of a monk, Tibetan priest and bodhisattva. All figures are supported by either genii or lions. The mandorla or halo is carved in low relief with apsaras and heavenly musicians. The back side is engraved with the image of two seated Buddhas with a standing figure at each side and two lions below guarding an incense burner. In the style of the Six Dynasties.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Bunker, Emmy C. 1964. "The Spirit Kings in Sixth Century Chinese Buddhist Sculpture". Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America. New York. University of Hawai'i Press. Vol. 18. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 60View 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.. London. E. Benn, Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 78-79, Plate 288A,BView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Siren, Osvald. 1925. "Quelques observations sur les imitations des anciennes sculptures chinoises". Artibus Asiae. Dresden. Vol. 1. no. No. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 68-69View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 183, no.17View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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