The Eumorfopoulos Collection: Sculpture by Artist not known

These pieces of sculpture were once housed and displayed at 7 Chelsea Embankment, the home of avid Chinese, Korean and Near Eastern art collector George Eumofopulos.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Sandstone
Acquired in:
1935
Vendor:
G Eumorfopoulos

Though he had intended to bequeath the collection to the nation, the Depression of the 1930s forced him instead to sell it to the nation at a preferential rate. The sculpture collection includes the two earliest objects - dated stelae with reliefs of Buddhistic subjects and inscriptions from the Wei dynasty and territory. Also a headless Buddha, a votive group of the Bodhisattva Maitreya and other miscellaneous pieces in marble, stone or ivory.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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