Portable Buddhist Shrine With Two Removable Standing Bodhisattvas, A Lotus Base For A Seated Buddha Image (Now Missing), A Repoussé Panel Depicting The Buddha Amitabha (Amit'abul), And Repoussé Panels On The Doors Representing Guardian Figures
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.53.71
Title
Portable Buddhist Shrine with Two Removable Standing Bodhisattvas, a Lotus Base for a Seated Buddha Image (now missing), a Repoussé Panel Depicting the Buddha Amitabha (Amit'abul), and Repoussé Panels on the Doors Representing Guardian Figures
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
14th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Koryô dynasty, 918-1392
Culture
Korean
Location
Level 1, Room 1610, Buddhist Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt bronze with incised and repoussé decoration
Dimensions
H. 30.0 x W. 34.5 x D. 11.2 cm (11 13/16 x 13 9/16 x 4 7/16 in.)
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, 12/7/1934] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1934-1943), 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
1943.53.71
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. #46 / p. 45

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 68-69

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Report"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, August 1977), Unpublished, passim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

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Verification Level

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