Buddhist Triad: Amitabha Buddha Seated On A Lotus Throne With His Hands Held In The 'bhûmisparsa-Mudrâ' And Flanked By Two Standing Bodhisattvas, Presumably Avalokitesvara And Mahasthamaprapta
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.254
Title
Buddhist Triad: Amitabha Buddha Seated on a Lotus Throne with His Hands Held in the 'Bhûmisparsa-mudrâ' and Flanked by Two Standing Bodhisattvas, Presumably Avalokitesvara and Mahasthamaprapta
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Amitabha, Manjusri, Samantabhadra
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, figurine
Date
mid-15th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Chosôn dynasty, 1392-1910
Culture
Korean
Location
Level 1, Room 1610, Buddhist Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt silver
Dimensions
H. 10.8 x W. 10.2 x D. 6.8 cm (4 1/4 x 4 x 2 11/16 in.)
Provenance
Ralph C. Marcove, M.D., New York (by December 22, 1997), gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1997.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ralph C. Marcove, M.D.
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.254
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Hongnam Kim, The Story of a Painting: A Korean Buddhist Treasure from the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, exh. cat., Asia Society (New York, NY, 1991), no. 30, fig. 3, pp. 2, 3, 48

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 58

Francesca Herndon-Consagra, Reflections of the Buddha, exh. cat., Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis, MO, 2011-2012), p. 35 (color plate); p. 45, no. 23

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 2000), p. 9

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Reflections of the Buddha, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 09/09/2011 - 03/10/2012

Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/2012 - 06/01/2013

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted