Buddhist tablet

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Small brick-shaped Buddhist tablet, containing figures in relief in sunken panels on all four sides.
Color, dark brown mottled with dark ivory yellow.

Historical period(s)
Period of Division, 535-557
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 12.1 x 9.6 x 4.8 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 7/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Buddhist tablet

Keywords
Buddhism, China, Gautama Buddha, Maitreya Buddha, monk, Period of Division (220 - 589), throne
Provenance

To 1914
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1914 [1]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1914 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See S.I. 495, Original Miscellaneous List, p. 140, 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)

Description

Small brick-shaped Buddhist tablet, containing figures in relief in sunken panels on all four sides.
Color, dark brown mottled with dark ivory yellow.

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

Copyright with museum