Comparable bodhisattvas from the Longmen cave temples, seated in a similar pose with legs crossed at the ankles, may be found in a number of museums and private collections. For example, see two illustrated in Osvald Sirén, Chinese Sculptures in the von der Heydt Collection, Zurich, 1959, pls. 11-2, in the Museum Rietberg, Zurich; another included in the exhibition Ancient Chinese Sculpture, Eskenazi, London, 1978, cat. no. 8; one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, published in Alan Priest, Chinese Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1944, pl. XXII; and a further cross-legged figure but in the ‘pensive’ pose, currently in the Longmen Museum, included in the museum’s catalogue Longmen Bowuguan [Longmen Museum], Zhengzhou, 2005, cat. no. 5.
Another Longmen limestone bodhisattva, now in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, is illustrated in Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d’Argence (ed.), Chinese, Korean and Japanese Sculpture in the Avery Brundage Collection, Tokyo, 1974, pl. 35, together with two further examples pls. 37 and 38, the former in the ‘pensive’ pose. Compare two bodhisattva figures depicted in situ at Longmen published in Zhongguo meishu quanji [The complete collection of Chinese art], vol. 11, Shanghai, 1988, pls. 52-3; and another, in the collection of the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts published in Longmen liusan diaoxiang ji [The lost statues of Longmen caves], Shanghai, 1993, pl. 9.
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