Buddha, Marble, China

Buddha

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
mid-8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm); W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); D. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Ralph M. Chait, 1928
Accession Number:
28.114
Not on view
The heaviness of this Buddha's face and body are typical of art dating from the second half of the Tang dynasty.
Possibly Henan Province

Ralph M. Chait , New York, (until 1928; donated to MMA)
National Museum of History, Taipei. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," February 13, 1983–September 30, 1983.

Gaoxiang. Zhongzheng Culture Center. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," May 25, 1983–July 25, 1983.

Tainan Culture Center. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," August 10, 1983–September 30, 1983.

New York. St. John's University. "Chinese Buddhist Sculpture from the Wei through the Tang Dynasties," November 1, 1983–December 30, 1983.