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Votive image of Laojun

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Inscription

"...the Daoist layman Su Zun respectfully had one sculpture of Laojun made in order that in High seven generations of his ancestors, men and women, the parents who gave birth to him, and all of his dependants and relatives may achieve the Way at the same time."

Provenance

1906, purchased for the Museum in China by former curator Okakura Kakuzo. (Accession date: November 21, 1907)

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Sui dynasty, A.D. 587

Dimensions

24 x 15 x 11.5 cm (9 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

07.732

Medium or Technique

Carved limestone with inscription

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture