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Altarpiece - Guardian King (left)

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Provenance

Late nineteenth century, excavated in the vicinity of the Zhaozhou Bridge, Hebei, China. Duan Fang (b. 1861- d. 1911), China. By 1945, Charles Rutherston, England; 1945, Mrs. Christopher Powell and Mrs. Charles Rutherston; 1947, sold by Mrs. Christopher Powell and Mrs. Charles Rutherston to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1947)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes in memory of his mother, Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Chinese, Sui dynasty, A.D. 593

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 6.2 x 3.1 cm (7 1/16 x 2 7/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1410

Medium or Technique

Lost-wax cast bronze with inscription

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork