Kneeling Winged Monster

Kneeling Winged Monster

550-577

Limestone

Overall: 75 x 63.6 cm (29 1/2 x 25 1/16 in.)

The Fanny Tewksbury King Collection 1957.360

Description

This kneeling monster from the cave-temple complex at Xiangtangshan was originally placed below some wall niches on the perimeter. With its grotesque face and body, it is among the most imaginative sculptures of the period.

See also
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Limestone

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