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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1928.52
People
Allan Clark, American (Missoula, MT 1896 - 1950 Grand Junction, CO)
Title
Hand of Bodhisattva, after Wanfoxia Frescoes
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1925
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/306444
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and white gouache over graphite on buff laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 16.4 x 15.7 cm (6 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: red stamp with Chinese characters, l.r.: [seal of [Allan] Clark]
  • label: l.r. of mat, paper, stamped and handwritten: 39 [crossed off; inscribed in graphite: 52]
  • inscription: u.l. of verso, black watercolor: Cave 25 / Hand of Bodhisattva / East chief panel
  • inscription: verso, graphite, erased, and black ink: [inscription mostly illegible; "extreme left" inserted in black ink]
Provenance
Allan Clark, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1927.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Allan Clark
Accession Year
1928
Object Number
1928.52
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
This is copied from a fresco on the east chief panel of Cave 25 at Wanfoxia (=Wan Fo Hsia), Kansu province, China.

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