Votive Stele

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in Shanxi Province, China, Asia

Period:
Northern Wei Dynasty (386-535)

Date:
Early 6th century

Medium:
Sandstone with incised decoration and relief decoration

Dimensions:
27 15/16 x 14 9/16 inches (71 x 37 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 233, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1927-20-17

Credit Line:
Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1927

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Label:
Three 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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