Enthroned Buddhist divinity with halo

Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned.
Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation.
Decoration: in low relief.

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H (overall): 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1894.33
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Buddhism, casting, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, mandorla, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), throne, Vairocana Buddha, Vajrayana Buddhism
Provenance

To 1894
Unidentified owner, Kyoto, to 1894 [1]

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by an unidentified owner in Kyoto, in 1894 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Bronze List, R. 5101, 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

Description

Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned.
Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation.
Decoration: in low relief.

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

Copyright with museum