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: Enthroned Buddhist divinity with halo

Enthroned Buddhist divinity with halo

Type
Buddhist sculpture
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Bronze
Dimension(s)
H (overall): 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1894.33
Description
Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned.
Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation.
Decoration: in low relief.

To 1894
Unidentified owner, Kyoto, to 1894 [1]

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by an unidentified owner in Kyoto, in 1894 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Bronze List, R. 5101, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Keyword(s)
Buddhism, casting, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, mandorla, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), throne, Vairocana Buddha, Vajrayana Buddhism
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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