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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2014.166
Title
Buddha at Birth (Tanjō Butsu)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Tanjō Butsu
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figurine, sculpture
Date
7th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Asuka period, 552-645
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/70150
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
figure only: H. 13.4 x W. 5 x D. 2.3 cm (5 1/4 x 1 15/16 x 7/8 in.)
with attached tang: H. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Provenance
[Fugendo, Tokyo, (by 1972)], sold; to Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, Cambridge, MA, (1972-2014), gift from Sylvan Barnet and bequest from William Burto; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2014.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
Accession Year
2014
Object Number
2014.166
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Kuno Takeshi, "Tanjôbutsu ni tsuite", Kobijutsu, Sanshaisha (Tokyo, Japan, September, 1965), no. 10, p. 32

Miyeko Murase and Masako Watanabe, The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2002), pp. 69-71, cat. 15

Exhibition History

Assemblages: Fragments in Classical Japanese Art, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 02/26/2019 - 05/20/2019

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