The Cosmic Buddha/ Freer Gallery of Art
Buddha Vairochana (Pilushena) with the Realms of Existence
China, probably Henan province, Northern Qi dynasty, 550--77
Limestone with traces of pigment
Freer Gallery of Art
Purchased for the Gallery on Christmas Eve 1923 from the Chinese dealer Shanfang Taku, Beijing
ⓒ Freer Gallery of Art
A crane is singing in the shade, with her chicks in chorus.
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--Classic of Changes
It was used for ceremonial purposes by the Chinese of the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties.
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