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Three Amitabha Buddhas
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This statue has a prominent theme, an interesting composition, different sized figures, and delightful variations in form.

History of the Object
Each figure is exquisitely designed with delicately carved openwork of the halos and the lotus pedestals, and has become one of Sui Dynasty’s most prized bronze statues.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Width 23.8 cm. (base width) Height 37.6 cm. Length 32.8 cm. (base length)  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 6th century ~ AD 7th century 
Creation date
6th Century - 7th Century; 581 -618; Sui 
Function
worship 
Acquisition
The Shanghai Museum does not publish its acquisition history. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Shanghai Museum 
Museum
Shanghai Museum 
Credit line
 

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