A Buddhist procession of three musicians and one dancer

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century
H x W x D: 76.4 x 62 x 16.7 cm (30 1/16 x 24 7/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone

Buddhist sculpture

Buddhism, China, dance, drum, music, musician, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), Song dynasty (960 - 1279)

To 1924
Yamanaka & Co., New York. [1]

From 1924
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Co., New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Also, see letter from Yamanaka & Co., New York dated July 22, 1924 in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Published References
  • The Encyclopedia of World Art. 17 vols., New York, 1959-1968. pl. 253.
  • Sadajiro Yamanaka. To-So Seikwa (Select relics of the T'ang and the Sung dynasties from collections in Europe and America). Osaka. Plate 16.
  • 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. plate 565 B.
  • Omura Seigai. Kakko zuroku. Osaka. No. 128.
  • Grace Dunham Guest Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 7.
  • Frank Forest Bunker. China and Japan. Philadelphia. p. 20.
  • W. Aubrey Cartwright. Guide to Art Museums in the United States: East Coast, Washington to Miami., 1st ed. New York. p. 30.
  • Capolavori nei secoli: Enciclopedia di tutte i popoli in tutti i tempi. 12 vols., Milan, 1961 - 1964. p. 68.
  • Agnes E. Meyer. The Charles L. Freer Collection. vol. 12, No. 2. Brooklyn, August 1927. p. 71.
  • Martha Davidson. Great Chinese Sculpture in America. 1939 Annual, Vol. 37, no. 22 New York. pp. 71-84, 174-176, fig. 26.
  • Mary Augusta Nourse. The Four Hundred Million: A Short Story of the Chinese., 1st ed. Indianapolis and New York. p. 123.
  • Rene Grousset. Chinese Art and Culture. New York. p. 152.
  • Frederick and Hsiao-lan Mote. China, von der Sung-dynastie bis zur Ch'ing-dynastie. Berlin. p. 282.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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