A Buddhist procession of three musicians and one dancer

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century
H x W x D: 76.4 x 62 x 16.7 cm (30 1/16 x 24 7/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone

Buddhist sculpture

Buddhism, China, dance, drum, music, musician, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), Song dynasty (960 - 1279)

To 1924
Yamanaka & Co., New York. [1]

From 1924
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Co., New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Also, see letter from Yamanaka & Co., New York dated July 22, 1924 in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Yamanaka and Co. 1917-1965

Published References
  • Sadajiro Yamanaka. To-so seikwa [Selected Relics of T'ang and Sung Dynasties from Collections in Europe and America]. Osaka, 1928-1929. vol. 2, plate 16.
  • Capolavori nei secoli: Enciclopedia di tutte i popoli in tutti i tempi. 12 vols., Milan, 1961 - 1964. vol. 3: p. 68.
  • The Encyclopedia of World Art. 17 vols., New York, 1959-1968. vol. 3, pl. 253.
  • 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. 4: plate 565 B.
  • Omura Seigai. Kakko zuroku. Osaka. No. 128.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 7.
  • Frank Forest Bunker. China and Japan. Philadelphia. p. 20.
  • W. Aubrey Cartwright. Guide to Art Museums in the United States: East Coast, Washington to Miami., 1st ed. New York. p. 30.
  • Agnes E. Meyer. The Charles L. Freer Collection. vol. 12, no. 2 Brooklyn, August 1927. p. 71.
  • Martha Davidson. Great Chinese Sculpture in America. 1939 Annual, vol. 37, no. 22 New York. pp. 71-84, 174-176, fig. 26.
  • Mary Augusta Nourse. The Four Hundred Million: A Short Story of the Chinese., 1st ed. Indianapolis and New York. p. 123.
  • Rene Grousset. Chinese Art and Culture. New York. p. 152.
  • Frederick and Hsiao-lan Mote. China, von der Sung-dynastie bis zur Ch'ing-dynastie. Berlin. p. 282.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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