The Buddha Gautama Sakyamni (Shih-chia) and attendant divinities

Historical period(s)
Period of Division, Dated 534 CE
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
H x W x D: 81.5 x 73.3 x 16.1 cm (32 1/16 x 28 7/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1913.73
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Buddhist tablet

Keywords
abhaya mudra, attendant, Buddhism, China, Gautama Buddha, halo, lettering, parinirvana, Period of Division (220 - 589), ushnisha, varada mudra, yaksa
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Chugoku bijutsu [Chinese Art in Western Collections]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1972-1973. vol. 3: pl. 23.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century: Over 900 Specimens in Stone, Bronze, Lacquer and Wood, Principally from Northern China. 4 vols., London. vol. 2: pl. 145.
  • Saburo Matsubara. Chinese Buddhist Sculpture [Chugoku Bukkyo chokokushi kenkyu]: A Study Based on Bronze and Stone Statues other than Works from Cave Temples. Tokyo, 1961-1971. p. 103, fig. 81.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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