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    • Marble stele
    • Marble stele
    • Marble stele
    Marble stele

    Chinese Sculpture c.500 - 1500

    15 October - 15 November, 2014

    This exhibition features twenty-two masterpieces of Chinese sculpture in stone, marble, gilt bronze and wood.

    Marble stele

    Northern Qi period, inscribed with date corresponding to 553

    The richly carved white marble stele illustrates a miraculous moment in an important Buddhist text, the Lotus Sutra, in which the Buddha of the past and the Buddha of the present meet. The image of the twin Buddha figures corresponds with the concept of numerous Buddhas existing at the same time in different periods and space.

    Height: 69.2cm