Seated Buddha (Probably Shakyamuni)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.53.22
Title
Seated Buddha (probably Shakyamuni)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Sakyamuni
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figure, sculpture
Date
early 8th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Shanxi province, Tianlongshan
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1610, Buddhist Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light gray sandstone with traces of polychromy; from the north wall of Tianlongshan Cave 21, near Taiyuan, Shanxi province
Dimensions
H. 109.5 x W. 75 x D. 47 cm (43 1/8 x 29 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)
Weight 699 lb.
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, May 11, 1936] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1936-1943), 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
1943.53.22
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

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. #22 / p. 28

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 35

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