Standing Bodhisattva

Historical period(s)
Early Sui dynasty, 581-600
Limestone with traces of pigment and gilding
H x W x D: 81.6 x 33 x 13.5 cm (32 1/8 x 13 x 5 5/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone


bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, halo, Sui dynasty (581 - 618)

To 1916
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York in 1916 [2]

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


[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 913, pg. 202, 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Dikran Garabed Kelekian (C.L. Freer source) 1868-1951

Published References
  • untitled article. Washington, July 29, 1934. .
  • Sir Leigh Ashton. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture. London. pl. 24.
  • 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. 307.
  • Alexander Coburn Soper. Chinese, Korean and Japanese Bronzes: A Catalogue of the Auriti Collection Donated to IsMEO and Preserved in the Museo Nazionale d'arte Orientale in Rome. Serie orientale Roma, 35 Rome. p. 30.
  • Grace Dunham Guest. Art in Washington (Forerunner of the General Convention), The Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, March 1928. p. 35.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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