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Stela Base

Object Number:C446B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Period: Six Dynasties (uncertain)
Tang Dynasty (uncertain)
Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: Six Dynasties - Ming
Early Date: 220
Late Date: 1644
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Technique:Carved
Low Relief
Iconography:Monks
Lion
Lotus
Incense Burner
Pearl Spirit King
Tree Spirit King
Mountain Spirit King
Wind Spirit King
Elephant Spirit King
Bird Spirit King
Credit Line:Purchased from Worch of Paris, 1925
Other Number:Getz 17 - Other Number

Description

Carved stone stela base. The oblong quadrilateral four-footed base has low relief carvings of lions with incense burners, seated monks and lotus on the sides and a band of lotus medallions on the top. The sides feature various Spirit Kings, three on each side.

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. 28, fig. 6-7View 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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