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Lion Pedestal with Attendant
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Lion Pedestal with Attendant

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Mahayana or "Great Vehicle" Buddhists believe that the historical Buddha Sakyamuni preached the texts called Mahayana sutras, but that these texts were hidden away for several centuries. The Bodhisattva Mañjusri, riding a lion, came to listen to one of these sutras. This green and yellow glazed pedestal may have originally held a statue of Mañjusri and have flanked an image of the Buddha.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Yamanaka & Co. Sale, American Art Association, New York, 1912, no 185; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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16th century
earthenware with lead glaze
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H: 24 × W: 26 3/8 × D: 14 15/16 in. (61 × 67 × 38 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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