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Head of the disciple Ananda

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    550-577
  • Geography

    northern Xiangtangshan, South Cave, Fengfeng, Hebei province, China
  • Material

    Limestone with traces of pigment
  • Dimension

    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)
  • Accession Number

    F1913.134
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1913.134

Object Details

  • Provenance

    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
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 477, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Promise of Paradise (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture (December 1, 2012 to January 3, 2016)
    Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan (February 26, 2011 to January 6, 2013)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    northern Xiangtangshan, South Cave, Fengfeng, Hebei province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Sculpture
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise
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