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Statue

Object Number:C72
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Pigment
Gilt
Technique:Painted
Gilt
Iconography:Samantabhadra
Elephant
Credit Line:Purchased from Spink & Son, 1914
Other Number:Getz 97 - Other Number
A1495 - Old Museum Number
3 - Field No SF

Description

Statuette. Partially gilt bronze image of Samantabhadra, one of the four great Bodhisattvas of the Tantric school. He is shown holding a scroll, and is seated on an elephant with the left foot extended. This manner of representing the foot is symbolic of a twofold nature, one celestial, the other terrestrial. Painted gilt.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 97View 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: Pg. 46, No. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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