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Kneeling winged monster

Medium:
Limestone relief
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 80.5 x 55.7 x 30.5 cm (31 11/16 x 21 15/16 x 12 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
demon  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
monster  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.86
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Kneeling winged monster

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 84.4 x 53.4 x 28 cm (33 1/4 x 21 x 11 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
demon  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
monster  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.87
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
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edanmdm:fsg_F1953.87

Relief fragment with a female figure

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.4 x 24.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
305-30 BCE
Period:
Allegedly Ptolemaic Dynasty
Topic:
relief seal  Search this
woman  Search this
Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number:
F1970.50
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Kneeling winged monster

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 79 x 57.5 x 31.6 cm (31 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 12 7/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
monster  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1977.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1977.8

Kneeling winged monster

Medium:
Limestone relief
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 79 x 53.3 x 30.5 cm (31 1/8 x 21 x 12 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
monster  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1977.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1977.9

Seated Buddha with bodhisattvas, lions, and figures

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 37 × 18.8 × 13.1 cm (14 9/16 × 7 3/8 × 5 3/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
possibly 534-557
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
lion  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Eastern Wei dynasty (534 - 550)  Search this
forgery  Search this
China  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
varada mudra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.408
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1911.408

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Medium:
Stone with lacquer and traces of gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 49.3 x 30.5 x 12.6 cm (19 7/16 x 12 x 4 15/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Date unknown
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
lion  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Guanyin  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.419
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1911.419

Seated Amitabha Buddha with bodhisattvas and other figures (obverse) and a pagoda (reverse)

Medium:
Stone (limestone?)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 35.7 x 31.4 x 8.9 cm (14 1/16 x 12 3/8 x 3 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
relief seal  Search this
inscription  Search this
lotus  Search this
Amitabha Buddha  Search this
pagoda  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
throne  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.420
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Seated Buddha (Shakyamuni), fragment

Medium:
Stone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35.5 × 23.4 × 14 cm (14 × 9 3/16 × 5 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
relief seal  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
Shakyamuni Buddha  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.423
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Pedestal with lions

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.3 × 20.7 × 28.4 cm (4 13/16 × 8 1/8 × 11 3/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907 or later
Period:
Tang dynasty or later
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
lion  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
relief seal  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.425
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1911.425
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Seated bodhisattva with garuda, naga, apasaras, and lions

Medium:
Stone with traces of pigment and gesso
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 71.5 × 27.4 × 27 cm (28 1/8 × 10 13/16 × 10 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Dated to 1500 CE
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
lion  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
relief seal  Search this
inscription  Search this
lotus  Search this
naga  Search this
serpent  Search this
Garuda  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.428
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Seated Buddha with a standing monk

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38.5 × 48 × 20 cm (15 3/16 × 18 7/8 × 7 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
first half 8th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
relief seal  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
mandorla  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1912.88
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Head of the disciple Ananda

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 32.1 x 23.2 x 18.8 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, South Cave, Fengfeng, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
disciple  Search this
China  Search this
Ananda  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.134
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1913.134

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara as the Water-Moon Guanyin

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 69.2 x 26.5 x 23.9 cm (27 1/4 x 10 7/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
relief seal  Search this
inscription  Search this
lotus  Search this
Guanyin  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1913.22
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Seated bodhisattva

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 44 × 18 × 15.5 cm (17 5/16 × 7 1/16 × 6 1/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
960-1279 or later
Period:
Song dynasty or later
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
lotus  Search this
forgery  Search this
China  Search this
throne  Search this
mandorla  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1913.25

Head of a Buddha

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment and gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 63.4 x 41.4 x 27.4 cm (24 15/16 x 16 5/16 x 10 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, South Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
ushnisha  Search this
urna  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.67
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1913.67

Frontal from the base of a funerary couch with Sogdian musicians and dancers and Buddhist divinities

Medium:
Grey marble with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 60.3 x 234 x 23.5 cm (23 3/4 x 92 1/8 x 9 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Probably Ce xian, Henan province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Period of Division, Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
relief seal  Search this
dance  Search this
funerary  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
China  Search this
musician  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.110
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1915.110
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Two standing bodhisattvas

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 30.9 × 18.2 × 8.1 cm (12 3/16 × 7 3/16 × 3 3/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Dated 563 CE
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
inscription  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
mandorla  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.282
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1909.282

Standing bodhisattva

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.9 × 20.9 × 9.9 cm (16 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.283
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1909.283

Seated Daoist deity with attendants, lions, donors, and censer

Medium:
Stone with traces of pigment and gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.2 × 20.4 × 9.1 cm (14 1/4 × 8 1/16 × 3 9/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Dated 639 CE
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Daoism  Search this
lion  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
relief seal  Search this
inscription  Search this
lotus  Search this
fan  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.286
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
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