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.
- Acquired in:
- 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.