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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1924.40
Title
Three Figures (from the north side of the east wall of Mogao Cave 323, Dunhuang, Gansu province)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
mural painting
Date
7th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Gansu province, Dunhuang
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Section of a wall painting; polychromy on unfired clay
Dimensions
painting proper (irregular): H. 33 x W. 36 cm (13 x 14 3/16 in.)
framed: H. 72 x W. 73.5 x D. 3.5 cm (28 3/8 x 28 15/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Provenance
From Mogao Cave 323, Dunhuang, Gansu province; acquired during the First Fogg Expedition to China (1923-24) led by Langdon Warner (1881-1955)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, First Fogg Expedition to China (1923-1924)
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
1924.40
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Mount Holyoke Friends of Art, Chinese Art: A Loan Exhibition Presented by the Mount Holyoke Friends of Art in honor of the John Martyn Warbeke Fund for Oriental Art, exh. cat. (1960), cat. 44

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Art Museums" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2004), Unpublished, passim

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