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Bodhisattva

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
late 7th–early 8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Sandstone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); W. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.446
Not on view
His lively posture and the grain, or "ear of corn," in the bodhisattva's right hand typify the art of Sichuan Province, which is noted for blending religious imagery with references to the agricultural cycle.
Possibly Gansu Province

[ Eskenazi Ltd. , London, until 2000; sold to MMA]
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