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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Seated Bodhisattva Târâ in her “Green Manifestation”
Work Type
sculpture, figurine
15th century, Yongle period
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
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Physical Descriptions
Tibeto-Chinese Style; gilt bronze with an inscription reading "Da Ming Yonglenian shi"
H. 17.7 x W. 11.0 x D. 9.0 cm (6 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Ex-collection: Usher P. Coolidge
Hester C. Clapp and Susan C. Wolkoff (daughters of Usher P. and Sylvia S. Coolidge), gift to Harvard University Art Museums
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Hester C. Clapp and Susan C. Wolkoff in memory of their parents, Usher P. and Sylvia S. Coolidge
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Sherman E. Lee and Wai-kam Ho, Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, 1968), cat. no. 16

James Cuno, ed., A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., Spring 2000), p. 10

Francesca Herndon-Consagra, Reflections of the Buddha, exh. cat., Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO, 2011-2012), p. 8 (installation image); p. 10, fig. 1; p. 26 (installation image); p. 43, no. 15

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 06/01/2013

Reflections of the Buddha, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 09/09/2011 - 03/10/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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