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The Buddhas Prabhutaratna and Sakyamuni seated sided by side

Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.8 x 14.1 x 5.5 cm (8 9/16 x 5 9/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
dated 609
Period:
Sui dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Sui dynasty (581 - 618)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Shakyamuni  Search this
Prabhutaratna Buddha  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
varada mudra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1945.30a-b
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Bosatsu

Medium:
Wood with gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 98 x 75 x 50.8 cm (38 9/16 x 29 1/2 x 20 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 12th century
Period:
Late Heian period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Late Heian (Fujiwara) period (897 - 1185)  Search this
Japan  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1962.21a-c
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Standing Buddha and tabernacle

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 49 x 17.6 x 11.5 cm (19 5/16 x 6 15/16 x 4 1/2 in)
Style:
Angkor Wat style
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Thailand
Date:
12th-13th century
Period:
Lopburi period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
casting  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
Thailand  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Lopburi period (900 - 1300)  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1976.11a-e
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Copyright with museum
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Head of the Buddha

Medium:
Volcanic stone (andesite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 32 x 22 x 24.4 cm (12 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Java, Indonesia
Date:
late 8th-early 9th century
Period:
Shailendra period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Shailendra period (ca. 750 - ca. 850)  Search this
ushnisha  Search this
Indonesia  Search this
Java  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1978.35
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Queen as the Goddess Prajnaparamita

Medium:
Gilt copper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.3 x 17 x 17 cm (8 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Nepal
Date:
14th century
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
casting  Search this
Nepal  Search this
queen  Search this
Prajnaparamita  Search this
mudra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1986.23
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Cloisonne stupa with gilt ornaments

Artist:
Imperial workshop  Search this
Medium:
Metal, enamel, gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 66.6 x 24.8 x 28.1 cm (26 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 11 1/16 in)
Type:
Cloisonne
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
mid- to late 18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Qianlong reign (1736 - 1796)  Search this
lotus  Search this
bat  Search this
stupa  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1991.6
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The Buddha at Birth

Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 11.7 x 5.2 cm (4 5/8 x 2 1/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Japan
Date:
7th century
Period:
Asuka period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Asuka period (552 - 710)  Search this
casting  Search this
birth  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto in honor of Yanagi Takashi
Accession Number:
F2005.9a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Head of the Buddha

Medium:
Red sandstone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 33.8 × 26.9 × 25.5 cm (13 5/16 × 10 9/16 × 10 1/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Mathura, India
Date:
2nd-3rd century
Period:
Kushan period
Topic:
Buddha  Search this
Kushan dynasty (1st century BCE - 299 CE)  Search this
India  Search this
figure  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
head  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — funds provided by Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith
Accession Number:
F2014.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Bodhisattvas and monks, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 27.9 x 25.4 cm (11 x 10 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.11
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.11
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Fragment of wall painting: two adoring bodhisattvas

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 71.1 x 76 cm (28 x 29 15/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Xinjiang province, China
Date:
probably 4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.13
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.13
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Three figures, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 71.1 x 40.7 cm (28 x 16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.15
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.15
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Celestial figures, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.4 x 96.5 cm (11 15/16 x 38 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.4
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.4
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Two assemblies, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 85.1 x 76.2 cm (33 1/2 x 30 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.5
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.5
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Celestial figures, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 33.1 x 63.5 cm (13 1/16 x 25 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.7
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.7
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Two monks, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 55.9 x 38.1 cm (22 x 15 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.8
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.8
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Bodhisattvas and monks, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 34 x 29.5 cm (13 3/8 x 11 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.9
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.9
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Bell in the shape of a stupa

Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 37.3 × 15.2 cm (14 11/16 × 6 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Indonesia
Date:
9th century
Topic:
bell  Search this
stupa  Search this
Indonesia  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Promised gift of Ann and Gilbert Kinney to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number:
LTS2015.3.3
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Non-exclusive license
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Bodhisattva and Dark-skinned Figure

Medium:
Ink and colors on primed mud-wall construction
Dimensions:
H x W: 175.6 x 85.5 cm (69 1/8 x 33 11/16 in)
Weight: 127005.7 grams (4480 oz)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
10th century, circa 952
Period:
Song dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.224
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

Medium:
Gray sandstone (lithic arkose)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 99.7 x 47.9 x 21.9 cm (39 1/4 x 18 7/8 x 8 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Cambodia
Date:
1175-1225
Period:
Angkor period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Avalokiteshvara  Search this
Angkor period (802 - 1431)  Search this
Cambodia  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.910
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Head of a Bodhisattva

Medium:
Stucco with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 53 x 36.8 x 33.6 cm (20 7/8 x 14 1/2 x 13 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Afghanistan
Date:
3rd-5th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.951
Restrictions & Rights:
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