Buddha torso engraved with the Realms of Existence

Historical period(s)
Northern Qi or Sui dynasty, 550-618; rubbing; 20th century
Ink on paper
H x W (a): 173 x 86 cm (68 1/8 x 33 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Peking University
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Buddha, Buddhism, China, Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577), rubbing, Sui dynasty (581 - 618)
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Constance Bond. Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture. Harvard East Asian Monographs, no. 239 Cambridge, Massachusetts. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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