Buddha In Abhaya-Mudra Seated On A Lion Throne
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.53.59
Title
Buddha in Abhaya-mudra Seated on a Lion Throne
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figurine, sculpture
Date
dated 484
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Six Dynasties period, Northern Wei dynasty, 386-534
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1610, Buddhist Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H. 37.0 x W. 16.0 x D. 11.5 cm (14 9/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.53.59
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Dorothy W. Gillerman, Gridley McKim-Smith, and Joan R. Mertens, Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), no. 064, pp. 74-75

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no.18, p. 25

Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes (n.p., 2014), p. 22, ill. p. 23

W. Chie Ishibashi, "East Asian Buddhist Bronzes: A Comparative Analytical Study and a Preliminary Report" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, August 1977), Unpublished, passim

Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

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