Altarpiece - Flying Angel

Chinese
Sui dynasty
A.D. 593


Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm (5 3/16 x 1 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1412

Medium or Technique

Lost-wax cast bronze with inscription

On View

Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 273)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

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