Currently On Display
|Date Made:||700 - 750 CE|
|Credit Line:||Exchange with Yamanaka & Company, 1940|
Coarse light grey limestone carved statue of Virūḍhaka or Zēngcháng Tiān (Chinese). This lokapala, or celestial guardian king is associated with one of the four directions and wears the traditional leather and quilted uniform of a Tang warrior. He is thought to represent the Guardian of the South. The surface has traces of green, red and black painted and gilded gesso. The low base has holes in the back for an attachment to the floor or wall.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Chinese Rotunda (1968)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "Maitreya and Guardians". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 2-8, pls. I-III.||View 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: Figure 25||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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