Mar 13, 2013

Kneeling Winged Monster

Kneeling Winged Monster




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

Weight: 400 kg (881.85 lbs.)

The Fanny Tewksbury King Collection 1957.360

Did you know?

The hunched monster has three-fingered hands, four square teeth in center of its mouth, and two pairs of pointed teeth on either side.


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.

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Chinese Art
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