Seated Buddha Shakyamuni In Meditation With Hands In Dhyana-Mudra And With Flaming Shoulders
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.53.80.A
Title
Seated Buddha Shakyamuni in Meditation with Hands in Dhyana-Mudra and with Flaming Shoulders
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Seated Buddha with Flaming Shoulders
Alternate Title: Sakyamuni
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, figurine
Date
3rd-4th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Six Dynasties period, 220-589
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1610, Buddhist Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt bronze; Gandhara type
Dimensions
H. 32 x W. 24 x D. 13 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York (by 1940)] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1940-1943), 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
1943.53.80.A
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. 063, pp. 72-73

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), Cat. #17 / p. 24

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 30

Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes (n.p., 2014), p. 16, ill. p. 17

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Report"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, August 1977), Unpublished, passim

Max Loehr, "Aesthetic Delight: An Anthology of Far Eastern Art", Apollo (New Series), Apollo Publications Inc. (London, England, May 1978), vol. CVII, no. 195, pp. 414-421, p. 415, fig. 3

Exhibition History

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

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Verification Level

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