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Seated Buddha (probably Shakyamuni)

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Seated Buddha (probably Shakyamuni), early 8th century
Alternate Title: Sakyamuni
Sculpture
, Figure
Chinese
,
8th century
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Creation Place: Tianlongshan, Shanxi province, China
Light gray sandstone with traces of polychromy; from the north wall of Tianlongshan Cave 21, near Taiyuan, Shanxi province
H. 109.5 x W. 75 x D. 47 cm (43 1/8 x 29 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)
699 lb.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.53.22
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, May 11, 1936] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1936-1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Bibliography
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