Lintel possibly showing the Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha


Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 8th century
H x W x D: 86.6 x 146.2 x 17 cm (34 1/8 x 57 9/16 x 6 11/16 in)
China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi'an
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Sculpture, Stone

Buddhist sculpture

Buddha, Buddhism, China, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)

To 1913
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1913 [2]

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


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 480, 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Sigisbert Chr├ętien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 332.
  • Miura Hidenosuke. To-so seikwa (Selected Relics of T'ang and Sung Dynasties from Collections in Europe and America). Osaka, 1928-1929. pl. 17a.
  • pp. 50-51.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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