Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00087051/00002
 Material Information
Title: Gilt Wood Seated Bodhisattva: X-rays
Physical Description: Artifact
Language: English
Publisher: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Subjects / Keywords: Korea -- art original -- Asia
Genre: art original   ( marcgt )
Abstract: The figure shown here is a Buddhist sculpture from Korea dated to the 17th century. It depicts a wooden seated Bodhisattva that has been applied with gold lacquer and traces of red and white pigments. A Bodhisattva is a Buddhist deity who is ready for entry in nirvana (a release from the cycle of rebirth into an eternal state of non-being), but chooses instead to delay access so as to assist all others in attaining nirvana. Inside the sculpture, it was discovered that the figure held original sutra pages which were woodblock printed with red and black inks. The one text is composed of black ink Chinese characters and has various chapters of the Buddhist text known as the Lotus Sutra. The other set of sutra texts are written in red ink sutra in a language known as Siddham along with interspersed sections written in Chinese.
General Note: X-ray images were taken at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Acquisition: Museum Purchase, Gift of Michael and Donna Singer
 Record Information
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: accession - 2008.20
System ID: UF00087051:00002