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Flying Apsaras

Creation date: ca. 500
Creation place: China

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Type: Limestone Sculpture
Medium and Support: Limestone
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett
Accession Number: 1957.458
State/Province: Henan Province
Dimensions: 22 1/2 in. x 29 1/4 in. x 3 in. (57.15 cm x 74.3 cm x 7.62 cm)
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This celestial being, carved in the flattened and mannered style of the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534), would have been one of a pair or more who bring offerings and praise to the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, thus joining the earthly worshippers at the temple altar.
Last Updated: 7/16/2013


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of East Asia San Diego Museum of Art , 2/3/2013 - 8/1/2013


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Yu Sung. San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 48, Figure Number: 48

Ms. Yu Sung. Selections from the Chinese Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1999
Page Number: 106, Figure Number: 106

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 128, 129, Figure Number: 129

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