Lintel possibly showing the Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 8th century
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
H x W x D: 86.6 x 146.2 x 17 cm (34 1/8 x 57 9/16 x 6 11/16 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi'an
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1913.137
On View Location
Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Buddha, Buddhism, China, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Sadajiro Yamanaka. To-so seikwa [Selected Relics of T'ang and Sung Dynasties from Collections in Europe and America]. Osaka, 1928-1929. vol. 1, pl. 17a.
  • Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 332.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington. pp. 50-51.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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