Seated Prabhutaratna Buddhas (duobao) with seated Shakyamuni (verso)

Historical period(s)
Northern Wei dynasty, Period of Division, 506
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 12.5 × 5.9 × 3.4 cm (4 15/16 × 2 5/16 × 1 5/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Sculpture

Buddhist sculpture

abhaya mudra, Buddhism, casting, China, gilding, inscription, Northern dynasties (386 - 581), Northern Wei dynasty (386 - 534), Period of Division (220 - 589), Prabhutaratna Buddha, varada mudra

To 1911
Ta Ge Shang, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Shang in 1911 [2]

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


[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 283, 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)

Ta Ge Shang (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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