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Journal

Creator:
March, Benjamin, 1899-1934  Search this
Names:
Yanjing da xue  Search this
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
March, Benjamin, 1899-1934  Search this
Priest, Alan Reed  Search this
Rowe, Dorothy, 1898-1969  Search this
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968  Search this
Collection Creator:
March, Benjamin, 1899-1934  Search this
Extent:
182 Items (typed unbound pages with solid wood covers)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
China
Beijing (China)
China -- Description and Travel
Date:
1925-1926
Scope and Contents note:
Binding removed, 9 ½" x 6". 182 pages. First entry, 30 June 1925. Last entry, 13 March 1926. Inscribed, "The Memoirs of MA". Wood cover. In the introduction, March wrote, "Chronicles of Benjamin" had, for three years, served as a journal, notebook, and record for himself of places he visited. Said that since he's now not alone that it is fitting to rename his notes, "Memoirs of MA." (Chinese name of his family). ["Chronicles of Benjamin" may be found in Series V, subseries B, photo albums.]
Scope and Contents:
A diary typed by the young Chinese art scholar Benjamin March from June 1925 to March 1926 describing his life in China. Events include March's marriage to the author Dorothy Rowe (1898-1969) in Nanjing, their honeymoon in Hangzhou and Suzhou, and their subsequent life in Beijing. March describes hikes through scenic areas in Hangzhou and Beijing; his acquaintance with scholars such as John Calvin Ferguson and Alan Priest; attending performances by Ruth St. Denis and Mei Lanfang, and his work at Yenching University.
The Memoirs of Ma
Biographical / Historical:
East Asian art historian, curator and lecturer, Benjamin Franklin March Jr., was born in Chicago on July 4, 1899 to Benjamin and Isabel March. He studied, lectured, and wrote in the United States and China and through his works gained respect as one of the foremost authorities on Chinese art during the 1920s and 1930s. March was East Asian art lecturer at the University of Michigan, and curator of Asian art at the Detroit Institute of Art. Although he lived only thirty-five years, Benjamin March was a respected and influential scholar of Asian art.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1995.10 2.3
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, Asian -- Research  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Chinese language -- Terms and phrases  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Collection Citation:
Benjamin March Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Judith March Davis, 1995
Identifier:
FSA.A1995.10, File FSA A1995.10 2.3
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Benjamin March Papers / Series 2: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1995-10-ref40
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Tablet with seated figure of Gautama Buddha

Medium:
Earthenware with traces of pigment and gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18.8 x 15.7 x 5.2 cm (7 3/8 x 6 3/16 x 2 1/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Origin:
China
Date:
1115-1234
Period:
Jin dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
lion  Search this
Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234)  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
architecture  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Gautama Buddha  Search this
dhyana mudra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.291
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye37ab989d1-2c3e-46d2-9612-45d1ae83c5f6
EDAN-URL:
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Standing bodhisattvas with monks, Pratyekabuddhas, lions, and apasaras

Medium:
Stone with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (assembled): 71 x 35.1 x 28.1 cm (27 15/16 x 13 13/16 x 11 1/16 in)
H x W x D (a - figure): 55.6 x 26.8 x 8.6 cm (21 7/8 x 10 9/16 x 3 3/8 in)
H x W x D (b - base): 20 x 35.1 x 28.1 cm (7 7/8 x 13 13/16 x 11 1/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
557-581
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Northern Zhou dynasty (557 - 581)  Search this
lute  Search this
stupa  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
sheng  Search this
willow  Search this
China  Search this
Ananda  Search this
monk  Search this
Kasyapa  Search this
apsara  Search this
yaksha  Search this
Vajrapani  Search this
Mount Meru  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
varada mudra  Search this
cintamani  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.293a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Stele with Bodhisattva Maitreya (Mile); reverse with Buddha Vairochana (Pilushena)

Medium:
Marble with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 102.4 x 47.2 x 12.8 cm (40 5/16 x 18 9/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Probably Shaanxi province, China
Date:
557-581
Period:
Northern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
dragon  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
lotus  Search this
monkey  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
China  Search this
apsara  Search this
kalasa  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.412
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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On View:
Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye38eaa63b4-77dd-47bb-af50-12d2fb79d90e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1911.412
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Twenty leaves of the ficus religiosa

Medium:
Ink on leaves
Dimensions:
H x W (a: image): 15 x 10.9 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.504a-t
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Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye331f5fb78-4907-4ef8-87c0-b3c564762d9c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1911.504a-t

Buddhist tablet: seated central figure flanked by monk and Bodhisattva on either hand; rectangular base, and figure of Buddha in sunken relief on reverse

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 90 × 50.5 × 20.9 cm (35 7/16 × 19 7/8 × 8 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
lion  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
shrine  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
monk  Search this
apsara  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
varada mudra  Search this
dhyana mudra  Search this
anjali mudra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1912.98
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f939a4be-2959-4ea9-be40-a8a148fefe15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1912.98

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
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
Freer Gallery 02: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye310da7033-7384-4e74-9ac3-74fb113f37ce
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edanmdm:fsg_F1949.9a-d

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
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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F|S Southeast Asia
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On View:
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3bb388a84-1103-4536-bf4d-a7723653ad44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1976.11a-e

Two votive plaques

Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Cambodia
Date:
ca. 1971
Period:
Modern
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
casting  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
Cambodia  Search this
bhumisparsha mudra  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of W. Thomas Chase
Accession Number:
FSC-B-77a-b
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Usage conditions apply
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-B-77a-b

Votive plaque (sacchas) with three Buddhas

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.5 x 14.9 x 5.1 cm (6 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 2 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Burma
Date:
ca. 11th century
Period:
Pagan period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
stupa  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
Burma  Search this
bhumisparsha mudra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Pagan period (ca. 950 - 1300)  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Martineau, Jr.
Accession Number:
S2001.33.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3c70d51bd-8ef0-4d54-9cb6-668f270e407e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2001.33.1

Votive plaque (sacchas) with three Buddhas

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.3 x 13.3 x 6 cm (8 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Burma
Date:
ca. 11th century
Period:
Pagan period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
stupa  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
Burma  Search this
bhumisparsha mudra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Pagan period (ca. 950 - 1300)  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Martineau, Jr.
Accession Number:
S2001.33.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32165eb97-8bd2-4e3e-b195-259015b2c7fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2001.33.2

Prayer beads (mala), from an assembled set of items used in Severance (Chöd) Practice

Medium:
Seeds of the "bodhi tree" native to eastern China; cotton cord, conch shell, coral, turquoise, and silver beads
Dimensions:
Length x Diam: 50.8 × 1.8 cm (20 × 11/16 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Tibet
Date:
19th-20th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
prayer  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
tantra  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2015.28.12.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32114f563-2d28-40d0-9652-8dc50dec5712
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2015.28.12.2

A Crashed Spacecraft Might Have Put Earth's Most Indestructible Organisms on the Moon

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:26:45 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Data Source:
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East Meets West, (sculpture)

Title:
Eva and Shiva in the Bodhi Tree, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Malloff, Georganna Pearce 1936-  Search this
Medium:
Solid California Redwood (virgin), stained, with wrought iron holders
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Malloff, Georganna Pearce P.O. Box 113 Caspar California 95420
Date:
1968-1969
Topic:
Mythology--Oriental--Shiva  Search this
Landscape--Imaginary  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Adam & Eve  Search this
Animal--Monkey  Search this
Control number:
IAS 9C380020
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_297789

Look Out Through the Eyes of One of the World's Largest Buddha Statues

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:14:42 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Leaves from the Bodhi tree : the art of Pāla India (8th-12th centuries) and its international legacy / Susan L. Huntington and John C. Huntington

Author:
Huntington, Susan L  Search this
Huntington, John C  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
615 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
India
Bihar
Bengal
Date:
1989
C1989, 1990
Topic:
Art, Pala  Search this
Buddhist art  Search this
Call number:
N7302 .H86 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_872792

Mahâbodhi, or, The great Buddist temple under the Bodhi tree at Buddha-Gaya / Alexander Cunningham

Author:
Cunningham, Alexander Sir 1814-1893  Search this
Subject:
Buddha Gaya Temple  Search this
Physical description:
x, 87 p., xxxi leaves of plates : ill., map, plans ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
1892
Call number:
NA6008.B8 C8 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_893643

Mahâbodhi, or the great Buddhist temple under the Bodhi tree at Buddha-Gaya

Author:
Cunningham, Alexander Sir 1814-1893  Search this
Subject:
Buddha Gaya Temple  Search this
Physical description:
x, 87 p. 31 plates (incl. map, plans) 34 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1892
Topic:
Buddhist art  Search this
Call number:
NA6008.B9 C97 1892
NA6008.B9C97 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_155873

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