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Image of Sakyamuni with Inscription Erected by Sung Te-hsing

Resource Identifier:

10521

Subject & Keywords:

BUDDHIST STATUARY STELES

Description:

Sung Te-hsing erected this image of Sakyamuni for his deceased daughter, vowing that the merit from this act would allow her to be born in a pureland. Depicted are scenes from the life of the Buddha, including the birth of Sakyamuni, his declaration that he was foremost among all beings, and the water-libation given him by nine nagas. The image belongs to an early period of Chinese Buddhism centered on devotion to Sakyamuni.

Date:

A.D.457,Northern Wei dynasty

Format:

Gross height 43.5,gross width 30.5 cm.