Seated bodhisattva with garuda, naga, apasaras, and lions

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Dated to 1500 CE
Medium
Stone with traces of pigment and gesso
Dimensions
H x W x D: 71.5 × 27.4 × 27 cm (28 1/8 × 10 13/16 × 10 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.428
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Stele

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, Garuda, inscription, lion, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), naga, relief
Provenance

To 1911
Pong, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Pong 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. 326, pg. 83, 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
Pong (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Osvald Siren. A History of Early Chinese Art. 4 vols., London, 1929-1930. vol. 3, pl. 121D.
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. p. 490, fig. 460.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum