Seated Shijia Buddha (Shakyamuni)

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Historical period(s)
Sui dynasty, Dated 582 CE
Medium
Stone with traces of pigment
Dimensions
H x W x D: 51.1 × 24.8 × 17 cm (20 1/8 × 9 3/4 × 6 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1912.86
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Buddha, Buddhism, China, halo, inscription, lotus, Sui dynasty (581 - 618)
Provenance

Abel William Bahr [1877-1959] or Peter J. Bahr [died circa 1928] [1]

To 1912
N.E. Montross (1849-1932), New York, NY, to 1912 [2]

From 1912 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from N.E. Montross in 1912 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Peter J. Bahr (died circa 1928) and Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) were brothers born in Shanghai. Peter remained in Shanghai. Abel left Shanghai in 1910, after which he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.

[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 379, p. 120, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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
Peter Johannes Bahr
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959
N. E. Montross (C.L. Freer source) 1849 - 1932

Published References
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century: Over 900 Specimens in Stone, Bronze, Lacquer and Wood, Principally from Northern China. 4 vols., London. pl. 306.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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