Seated Shijia Buddha (Shakyamuni)

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Wei dynasty, Period of Division or modern, Dated 549 CE, or possibly modern
Medium
Stone with pigment
Dimensions
H x W x D: 33.4 × 13.2 × 8.5 cm (13 1/8 × 5 3/16 × 3 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.418
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Buddhist stele

Keywords
abhaya mudra, Buddha, Buddhism, China, Eastern Wei dynasty (534 - 550), forgery, inscription, mandorla, Period of Division (220 - 589), varada mudra
Provenance

To 1911
Ta Ge Chung, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Chung in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 315, pg. 80, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Ta Ge Chung (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum