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Attendant Bodhisattva

Period:
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Date:
10th–11th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Wood (foxglove) with traces of pigment; single-woodblock construction
Dimensions:
H. 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.123
Not on view
The figure's posture suggests that this sculpture represents a bodhisattva who served as an attendant to a Buddha or some other transcendent figure. It was most likely part of a larger group of figures depicting various members of the Buddhist pantheon.
[ Jan Kleijkamp , 1928; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Weber Galleries Reinstallation," October 14, 1998–March 19, 2010.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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