Buddhist stele

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Previous custodian or owner
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
Provenance
From at least 1916 to 1968
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), New York, NY, Washington, DC and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least 1916 [1]
From 1968
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer, 1968 [2]
Notes:
[1] Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer lent the stele to the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition in 1916, see S. C Bosch Reitz, Catalogue of An Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture, exh. cat. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916), cat. 323 (ill.).
[2] The object is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, listed as no. 37 in the document’s Annex, dated July 24, 1967, copy in object file.
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
dated 511
Period
Northern Wei dynasty
Accession Number
F1968.53
Topic
Buddhism
dragon
Buddha
bodhisattva
lion
Northern Wei dynasty (386 - 534)
China
lettering
abhaya mudra
varada mudra
Chinese Art
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Probably Henan province, China
Medium
Limestone
Dimensions
H x W x D: 30.4 x 18.6 x 10.6 cm (11 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Sculpture
Stone