Currently On Display
|Date Made:||8th Century CE|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1922|
Grave figurine of a lokapala, guardian king. A lokapala is a warrior, or one of the four Heavenly Kings who guard the four directions of the universe. Based on supernatural beings, lokapala images guarded temples or tombs from those who challenged the faith. The crushed demon underneath the warrior's feet further emphasizes his dominance. Although sometimes depicted solo or in pairs, lokapalas are most often in sets of four. One of a set of three (C401, C402, C403). Glazed.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Chinese Rotunda (1968)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Article] 1924. "Chinese Sculpture Recently Acquired". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. XV. no. No. 4. pg. 258-287 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 258-287||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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