Object Gallery


Objects 1 – 28 of 28

Stele with Bodhisattva Maitreya (Mile); reverse with Buddha Vairochana (Pilushena)

Northern Zhou dynasty, 557-581
China, Probably Shaanxi province
Marble with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 102.4 x 47.2 x 12.8 cm (40 5/16 x 18 9/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1911.412

Buddhist stele with dual images of the bodhisattva Maitreya

Northern Qi dynasty, 565; rededicated 1516
China, Hebei province, Quyang
Marble with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 95.1 x 60.6 x 35.4 cm (37 7/16 x 23 7/8 x 13 15/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.27

Standing figure of Vajrapani (guardian king)

Tang dynasty, 618-907
China
Limestone with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 103.2 x 39.4 x 29.5 cm (40 5/8 x 15 1/2 x 11 5/8 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.60

Lintel possibly showing the Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

Tang dynasty, 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an
Marble
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)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.137

Reliquary in the form of a miniature sarcophagus

Tang dynasty, 8th century
China, purportedly from Henan province
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 36.7 x 17 x 33.5 cm (14 7/16 x 6 11/16 x 13 3/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1915.106a-f

Standing Bodhisattva

Early Sui dynasty, 581-600
China
Limestone with traces of pigment and gilding
H x W x D: 81.6 x 33 x 13.5 cm (32 1/8 x 13 x 5 5/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1916.235

Head of the Bodhisattva Mahasthamaprapta (Dashizhi)

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, southern Xiangtangshan, Caves 4-6
Limestone with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 36 x 24.5 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1916.346a-b

Standing figure (torso) of a bodhisattva (pusa)

Tang dynasty, early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an
Limestone with traces of pigment and gesso
H x W x D: 101.7 x 40.9 x 26.7 cm (40 1/16 x 16 1/8 x 10 1/2 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1916.365

Seated figure of Buddha

Tang dynasty, early 8th century
China
Marble with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 51.5 x 35.6 x 32.5 cm (20 1/4 x 14 x 12 13/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1917.243

Buddha draped in robes portraying the Realms of Existence

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, probably Henan province
Limestone

H x W x D: 151.3 x 62.9 x 31.3 cm (59 9/16 x 24 3/4 x 12 5/16 in)
Weight (without concrete base): 818.5 pounds
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment

Freer Gallery of Art
F1923.15

Buddhist circlet for the head of a divinity

Tang dynasty, 8th century
China
Silver with gilding
H x W x D (overall): 2.9 x 38.8 x 0.4 cm (1 1/8 x 15 1/4 x 3/16 in)
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1930.44

Historical Buddha

Sui dynasty or early Tang dynasty, late 6th-early 7th century
China
Hemp cloth, lacquer, wood, metal wire, and glass with traces of pigment and gilding
H x W x D: 99.5 x 72.5 x 56.7 cm (39 3/16 x 28 9/16 x 22 5/16 in)
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1944.46

Standing figure of a bodhisattva

Northern Wei dynasty, ca. 523
China, Henan province, Gongxian Cave Temples, Cave 1
Sandstone with traces of pigment
H x W x D (overall): 104.1 x 47.4 x 27.2 cm (41 x 18 11/16 x 10 11/16 in)
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1952.15

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) with 11 heads

Tang dynasty, 703
China, Shaanxi province, Xi’an, Guangzhai Temple, Qibaotai Pagoda
Limestone
H x W x D: 108.8 x 31.7 x 15.3 cm (42 13/16 x 12 1/2 x 6 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1909.98

Fragment of Guanyin of Eleven Heads

Tang dynasty, 703
China, Shaanxi Province, Xi’an, Qibaotai Pagoda, Guangzhai Temple
Limestone
H x W x D: 77.8 x 31.5 x 18.8 cm (30 5/8 x 12 3/8 x 7 3/8 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1914.55

Statuette: Avalokiteshvara (Kuan yin)

Northern Wei dynasty, Period of Division, 520
China
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 26 x 8.6 x 7.4 cm (10 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 15/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1909.264

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Northern Wei dynasty, Period of Division, 453
China, Hebei province, Quyang
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 23 x 11.9 x 6.8 cm (9 1/16 x 4 11/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1909.266

Standing Bodhisattva Guanyin (Sanskrit Avalokiteshvara)

Sui dynasty, 581-618
China, probably Shaanxi province
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 35.8 x 11.3 x 10.1 cm (14 1/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.42a-e

Standing Bodhisattva Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara)

Early Tang dynasty, 700-750
China
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 24.9 x 8.8 x 5.9 cm (9 13/16 x 3 7/16 x 2 5/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.44a-c

Bodhisattva Guanyin with a willow wand and amphora

Sui dynasty, 581-618
China, probably Shaanxi province
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 21.5 x 7.1 x 5.1 cm (8 7/16 x 2 13/16 x 2 in)
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1979.51

Seated Bodhisattva

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave
Limestone with traces of gesso and pigment
H x W x D: 118 x 75.7 x 47.3 cm (46 7/16 x 29 13/16 x 18 5/8 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.57

Head of a Buddha

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, northern Xiangtangshan, South Cave
Limestone with traces of pigment and gilding
H x W x D (overall): 63.4 x 41.4 x 27.4 cm (24 15/16 x 16 5/16 x 10 13/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.67

Head of the disciple Ananda

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, northern Xiangtangshan, South Cave
Limestone with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 32.1 x 23.2 x 18.8 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1913.134

Kneeling winged monster

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave
Limestone
H x W x D: 84.4 x 53.4 x 28 cm (33 1/4 x 21 x 11 in)
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1953.87

Kneeling winged monster

Northern Qi dynasty, Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave
Limestone
H x W x D (overall): 79 x 57.5 x 31.6 cm (31 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 12 7/16 in)
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Freer Gallery of Art
F1977.8

Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, southern Xiangtangshan, Cave 2
Limestone with traces of pigment
H x W: 120.8 x 340 cm (47 9/16 x 133 7/8 in)
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1921.1

Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, southern Xiangtangshan, Cave 2
Limestone with traces of pigment
H x W: 159.3 x 334.5 cm (62 11/16 x 131 11/16 in)
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1921.2

Standing Bodhisattva

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, southern Xiangtangshan, Cave 2
Limestone with traces of pigment
H x W x D (overall): 172.5 x 51.8 x 42.9 cm (67 15/16 x 20 3/8 x 16 7/8 in)
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1968.45