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Object Number:C70A
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 14th Century - 15th Century
Early Date: 1300
Late Date: 1499
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Iconography:Nuojuluo
Noh Chu Lo
Nakula
Bakula
Luohan
Arhat
Rosary
Credit Line:Purchased from Spink & Son, 1914
Other Number:Getz 31 - Other Number

Description

Seated figure of Nuojuluo 諾距羅 (Sanskrit: Nakula), one of the original sixteen luohan. A Luohan is one who strives for individual salvation through his own efforts. Nuojuluo is depicted with a shaven head, long ears, and holding a bead in each hand which came from a Buddhist rosary. He is seated on a lacquered wooden pedestal which is carved in the form of a lotus flower. (see C70B for the pedestal).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 186 no.31View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 1View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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