East Asian Art
Votive SteleMade in Shanxi Province, China, Asia
Northern Wei Dynasty (386-535), Early 6th century
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Sandstone with incised decoration and relief decoration
1927-20-17Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1927
LabelThree standing Bodhisattvas appear on the front of this stele. Between them, tall lotus flowers holding small children symbolize the rebirth of souls in the Buddhist paradise. The names of donors are inscribed onto the lower sides and back.
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