Bronze figure of the Buddha

Historical period(s)
Northern Wei dynasty or Modern period, Northern Wei, first year of the Taihe (477) or modern
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 30.2 x 13.9 x 11.5 cm (11 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in)
Geography
China or Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.134
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Buddhism, casting, dhyana mudra, Japan, Modern period (1912 - present), Northern Wei dynasty (386 - 534)
Provenance

To 1911
Y. Ito, Tokyo, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Ito in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 289, 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)

Y. Ito (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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

Copyright with museum