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Object Number:C354
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: 6th Century CE
Early Date: 500
Late Date: 599
Iconography:Bodhisattva Head
Height: 84 cm
Width: 35.5 cm
Depth: 37 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918


Stone head of a bodhisattva made of light colored stone with traces of red and yellow pigment. This head would have originally been part of a colossal statue. The piece is a companion to C353 and very similar to it, the principal differences being that the hair is arranged in a number of plaits and the crown is more elaborate. It is believed to originally come from the North Cave of Northern Xiangtangshan.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan.. Chicago. The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 168-9 cat. 5; pg. 238 fig. 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: Fig. 23View 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. 30, Plate 113View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1918. "Recent Accessions of Chinese Sculpture". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. IX. no. No. 2. pg. 123-147. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 131-135, figs. 34, 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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