Seven Buddhas (Sanskrit Septa Manusi-Buddha) Tree

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 8th century
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 9.4 x 11.6 cm (3 11/16 x 4 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.499a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
bhumisparsha mudra, Buddha, Buddhism, casting, China, dhyana mudra, gilding, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), tree
Provenance

To 1911
N.E. Montross (1849-1932), New York, NY, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from N.E. Montross 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. 290, 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)

N. E. Montross (C.L. Freer source) 1849 - 1932
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

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

Copyright with museum