Kneeling Attendant Bodhisattva (From Mogao Cave 328, Dunhuang, Gansu Province)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1924.70
Title
Kneeling Attendant Bodhisattva (from Mogao Cave 328, Dunhuang, Gansu province)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figure, sculpture
Date
late 7th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Gansu province, Dunhuang
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 2, Room 2740, Buddhist Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Unfired clay mixed with fibers and straw modeled over wooden armature; with polychromy and gilding
Dimensions
sight: H. 122 x Diam. approx. 71.1 cm (48 1/16 x 28 in.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, First Fogg Expedition to China (1923-1924)
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
1924.70
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. #26 / p. 31

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 56-57

Sanchita Balachandran, ""Research into the Collecting and Conservation History of Chinese Wall Paintings from Dunhuang in the Harvard University Art Museums"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2004), Unpublished, passim

Jacqueline M. Moore and Rebecca Woodward Wendelken, ed., Teaching the Silk Road, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY, 2010), p. 94, fig. 6.5.

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