A baked mud or stucco figure of a Bodhissatva with her hair pulled back and tied up in a top knot and falling to her shoulders, her robes decorated in red and orange outlined with fold lines and lined in green, worn over what appears to be a black undergarment. The reverse
is undecorated indicating that this figure stood in a niche as it is nevertheless modelled in the round.
Shanxi province, Song / Jin dynasty, 12th century.
height 57.2 cm / 22 1/2 in
width 22.8 cm / 9 in
Alan Priest Collection
On loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,L57.47.1.
R.H. Ellsworth Collection, New York.
Nicholas Grindley, November 2005 / 1
Another example acquired at the same time by Alan Priest is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrated in, ‘Chinese Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’, Alan Priest, 1944, plate CXI.