A Buddhist procession of three musicians and one dancer


Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century
H x W x D: 76.4 x 62 x 16.7 cm (30 1/16 x 24 7/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone

Buddhist sculpture

Buddhism, China, dance, drum, music, musician, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), Song dynasty (960 - 1279)

To 1924
Yamanaka & Co., New York. [1]

From 1924
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Co., New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Also, see letter from Yamanaka & Co., New York dated July 22, 1924 in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Published References
  • Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 7.
  • Frank Forest Bunker. China and Japan. Philadelphia. p. 20.
  • Martha Davidson. Great Chinese Sculpture in America. 1939 Annual, Vol. 37, no. 22 New York. pp. 71-84, 174-176, fig. 26.
  • Mary Augusta Nourse. The Four Hundred Million: A Short Story of the Chinese., 1st ed. Indianapolis and New York. p. 123.
  • Omura Seigai. Kakko zuroku. Osaka. No. 128.
  • 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. plate 565 B.
  • Sadajiro Yamanaka. To-So Seikwa (Select relics of the T'ang and the Sung dynasties from collections in Europe and America). Osaka. Plate 16.
  • W. Aubrey Cartwright. Guide to Art Museums in the United States: East Coast, Washington to Miami., 1st ed. New York. p. 30.
  • Rene Grousset. Chinese Art and Culture. New York. p. 152.
  • The Encyclopedia of World Art. 17 vols., New York, 1959-1968. pl. 253.
  • Capolavori nei secoli: Enciclopedia di tutte i popoli in tutti i tempi. 12 vols., Milan, 1961 - 1964. p. 68.
  • Frederick and Hsiao-lan Mote. China, von der Sung-dynastie bis zur Ch'ing-dynastie. Berlin. p. 282.
  • Agnes E. Meyer. The Charles L. Freer Collection. vol. 12, No. 2. Brooklyn, August 1927. p. 71.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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