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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.467
Title
Seated Bodhisattva Manjusri (Wenshu Pusa), Wearing a Crown and Holding an Accordion-Fold Sutra
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Wenshu Pusa [Wen-shu P'u-sa]
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figurine, sculpture
Date
late 8th-9th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H. 11.5 x W. 6.9 x D. 5.6 cm (4 1/2 x 2 11/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Provenance
[Bourgeois Galleries, New York, April 28, 1915] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, New York (1915-1965), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.467
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] : given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 81, repr.

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Report" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, August 1977), Unpublished, passim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

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

S425a: Chinese Gilt Bronze Sculpture, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/20/1985 - 04/30/2008

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