Standing Buddha (fragment)

Historical period(s)
Eastern Wei dynasty, Period of Division, Dated 538 CE
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
H x W x D: 65.4 × 35 × 19.5 cm (25 3/4 × 13 3/4 × 7 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1913.74
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
abhaya mudra, Buddha, Buddhism, China, Eastern Wei dynasty (534 - 550), halo, inscription, lotus, mandorla, Period of Division (220 - 589), ushnisha, varada mudra
Provenance

To 1913
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1913 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 434, pg. 132, 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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • 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. pl. 202.
  • 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. 109, fig. 84.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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