Photo © Courtesy of CAEA, Tianlongshan Caves Project, University of Chicago
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.53.33
Title
Standing Bodhisattva with Hands Clasped in Anjali Mudra
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
relief, sculpture
Date
mid 6th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Shanxi province, Tianlongshan
Period
Eastern Wei (534-550) to Northern Qi (550-577)
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/203999
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sandstone with traces of polychromy; from Tianlongshan Caves, near Taiyuan, Shanxi province
Dimensions
H. 84 x W. 27 x D. 12 cm (33 1/16 x 10 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.53.33
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Standing Buddhist figure with hands pressed together at chest level. From Tianlongshan, Shanxi province.
Publication History

Csilla A. Felker and John Dennis, "Caves at Tien Lung Shan: A Technical Study of Pigments on Stone" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1982), Unpublished, pp. 1-16 passim

Tianlongshan Caves Project, website, Center for the Art of East Asia, The University of Chicago, accessed April 7, 2021, https://tls.uchicago.edu/single-sculpture/171

Related Media

3D Model: Standing Bodhisattva with Hands Clasped in Anjali Mudr

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