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Carving: O.25-1938

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Soapstone, carved as a seated bu dai, with A calico bag. The monk is supposed to have been the last incarnation of Maitreya and to have died in 917. He is usually represented seated with a large bare stomach, playing with children, and with a bag containing his belongings and food. He is reported to have slept in the open air and to have indicated coming changes of weather by changing his shoes

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 12 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

1650 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Including Base Height 9.2 cm

Materials used in production

Soapstone

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.25-1938
Primary reference Number: 138334
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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