Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014

Architectural Brick with Dancer in Relief

Architectural Brick with Dancer in Relief

before 870

Molded terracotta with slip coating

Overall: 58 x 48.5 cm (22 13/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Gift of C. T. Loo 1921.263


This brick originally formed part of the exterior wall of the pagoda at the Xiudingsi Buddhist monastery near Anyang, Henan province. The Xiudingsi pagoda, datable before 870 by an inscription carved on one brick, is the only building that survives from the once large monastic complex.

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Chinese Art
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Gift of C. T. Loo

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