Standing bodhisattvas with monks, Pratyekabuddhas, lions, and apasaras

Historical period(s)
Northern Zhou dynasty, Period of Division, 557-581
Stone with pigment
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)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone


abhaya mudra, Ananda, apsara, bodhi tree, bodhisattva, Buddha, Buddhism, China, cintamani, Kasyapa, lotus, lute, monk, Mount Meru, Northern Zhou dynasty (557 - 581), Period of Division (220 - 589), relief, sheng, stupa, Vajrapani, varada mudra

To 1909
Worch et Cie, Paris, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Worch et Cie in 1909 [2]

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


[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 153, pg. 61, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession List, Collections Management office.

[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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Worch et Cie (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century: Over 900 Specimens in Stone, Bronze, Lacquer and Wood, Principally from Northern China. 4 vols., London. vol. 3: pl. 289a.
  • Osvald Siren. Quelques observations sur les imitations des anciennes sculptures chinoises. vol. 1, no. 1 Washington and Zurich. p. 70.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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