Sarcophagus for Sharira (holy remains) of priest Zhizhe, founder of the Buddhist Tiantai Sect

唐石雕棺形舍利容器

Chinese
Tang dynasty
early 8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 48.9 x 36.5 x 69 cm, 136.1 kg (19 1/4 x 14 3/8 x 27 3/16 in., 300 lb.)

Accession Number

16.287

Medium or Technique

Limestone with carved and incised decoration

On View

Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 271)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund