A Bodhisattva (Pu-sa) on a double lotus pedestal

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
H x W x D: 214 × 59 × 64 cm (84 1/4 × 23 1/4 × 25 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.179
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, lotus, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1917
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Mt. Kisco, NY, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1391, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (C.L. Freer source) (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)

Published References
  • Helen Nebeker Tomlinson. West Meets East: Charles L. Freer Trailblazing Asian Art Collector. Herndon, VA. Insert p. 18.
  • Thomas Lawton. Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 18, pp. 36-37.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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