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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Medium:
Marble with ink and pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29.5 × 15.2 × 12.3 cm (11 5/8 × 6 × 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
probably Hebei province, China
Date:
Dated 549 CE
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
lion  Search this
inscription  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Guanyin  Search this
Eastern Wei dynasty (534 - 550)  Search this
China  Search this
mandorla  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.409a-b
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Buddhist stele depicting debate between Weimo and Wenshu

Medium:
Dolomitic limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 53.6 x 26.4 x 6.7 cm (21 1/8 x 10 3/8 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
possibly 550-577
Period:
Possibly Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
China  Search this
Wenshu  Search this
Weimo  Search this
fly whisk  Search this
monk  Search this
apsara  Search this
scepter  Search this
lettering  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.410a-b
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Seated Bodhisattva

Medium:
Limestone with traces of gesso and pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 118 x 75.7 x 47.3 cm (46 7/16 x 29 13/16 x 18 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  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
Maitreya Buddha  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.57
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Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 120.8 x 340 cm (47 9/16 x 133 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
southern Xiangtangshan, Cave 2, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1921.1
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Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 159.3 x 334.5 cm (62 11/16 x 131 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
southern Xiangtangshan, Cave 2, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
tree  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Avalokiteshvara  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Amitabha Buddha  Search this
meditation  Search this
temple  Search this
sutra  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
throne  Search this
Mahasthamaprapta  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
Pure Land  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1921.2
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Seated tiger

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 104.2 × 40 × 94 cm (41 × 15 3/4 × 37 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Late Song dynasty
Period:
Song dynasty
Topic:
tiger  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1921.3
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Buddhist stele

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 125.8 x 64.1 x 11.9 cm (49 1/2 x 25 1/4 x 4 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Dated 564 C. E.
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
throne  Search this
Wenshu  Search this
Weimo  Search this
trident  Search this
scepter  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
varada mudra  Search this
cintamani  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1923.14
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Buddha draped in robes portraying the Realms of Existence

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 151.3 x 62.9 x 31.3 cm (59 9/16 x 24 3/4 x 12 5/16 in)
Weight (without concrete base): 818.5 pounds
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
probably Henan province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Sui dynasty (581 - 618)  Search this
naga  Search this
hell  Search this
heaven  Search this
China  Search this
Vairocana Buddha  Search this
Mount Meru  Search this
Lotus Sutra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1923.15
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Lunette

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 74.6 x 165.5 x 25 cm (29 3/8 x 65 3/16 x 9 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
middle 8th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Daoism  Search this
flower  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
Laozi  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1924.1
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A Buddhist procession of three musicians and one dancer

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 76.4 x 62 x 16.7 cm (30 1/16 x 24 7/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
10th-11th century
Period:
Northern Song dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
music  Search this
dance  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
drum  Search this
China  Search this
musician  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1924.2
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Vishnu with Consorts

Medium:
Black schist
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 95.2 x 42 x 14 cm (37 1/2 x 16 9/16 x 5 1/2 in)
H (with tang): 108.7 cm (42 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Bihar/Bengal, India
Date:
12th century
Period:
Pala-Sena dynasty
Topic:
Vishnu  Search this
Lakshmi  Search this
Sarasvati  Search this
Pala-Sena dynasty (750 - 1100)  Search this
Garuda  Search this
India  Search this
fly whisk  Search this
apsara  Search this
conch shell  Search this
mace  Search this
schist  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
sudarshana chakra  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1927.7
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One face of a fence-rail from Bharhut: King visits the Buddha (Great Miracle of Sravasti)

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 48 x 52.8 x 8.9 cm (18 7/8 x 20 13/16 x 3 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
India
Date:
early 2nd century BCE
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
throne  Search this
India  Search this
king  Search this
dharmachakra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.25
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One face of a fence-rail from Bharhut: Worship at a Stupa

Medium:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 47.5 x 51.9 x 8 cm (18 11/16 x 20 7/16 x 3 1/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Madhya Pradesh, India
Date:
early 2nd century BCE
Period:
Shunga dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
worship  Search this
stupa  Search this
Shunga dynasty (ca. 185 to 75 BCE)  Search this
India  Search this
apsara  Search this
circumabulation  Search this
dharmachakra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.26
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Semi-circular lunette from above a double window

Medium:
Gray limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 79.2 × 132.5 × 16 cm (31 3/16 × 52 3/16 × 6 5/16 in)
Type:
Architectural Element
Stone
Origin:
Iran
Date:
second half 14th century
Topic:
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1936.5
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Freer Grand Staircase Corridor
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Head to dancing figure on Chinese stone sculpture (F1924.2)

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11.5 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm (4 1/2 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
10th-11th century
Period:
Song dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
dance  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert E. Gallatin, New York, N.Y.
Accession Number:
F1944.2
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Inscribed panel

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 92.5 × 68.8 × 11.4 cm (36 7/16 × 27 1/16 × 4 1/2 in)
Type:
Architectural Element
Stone
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1154-1155
Topic:
Islam  Search this
architecture  Search this
kufic script  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Imam  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1948.16
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Ornament with masks

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.6 × 5 × 2.6 cm (3 3/8 × 2 × 1 in)
Type:
Stone
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1948.23
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Jades for Life and Death
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Scenes from the life of the Buddha

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 67 x 289.8 x 9.8 cm (26 3/8 x 114 1/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Pakistan or Afghanistan
Date:
late 2nd-early 3rd century
Period:
Kushan dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
worship  Search this
birth  Search this
Kushan dynasty (1st century BCE - 299 CE)  Search this
enlightenment  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
Queen Maya  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Pakistan  Search this
monk  Search this
preaching  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1949.9a-d
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Standing figure of a bodhisattva

Medium:
Sandstone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 104.1 x 47.4 x 27.2 cm (41 x 18 11/16 x 10 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Gongxian Cave Temples, Cave 1, Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 523
Period:
Northern Wei dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Northern Wei dynasty (386 - 534)  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1952.15
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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
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