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Asian Art

Halo for Standing Buddha on pedestal

432 C.E.

Silver, partial gilt, bronze

6 × 3 3/8 × 1 7/8 in. (15.2 × 8.6 × 4.8 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard Balensweig, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
China, Korean
Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 C.E.) or Southern dynasties (317–5

Dr. Howard Balensweig, (1921–2011) and Carolyn Balensweig, (born 1945), New York: gift in 1971 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Chosen Koseki Zufu, 3 (Tokyo: Taisho Showa, 1915-1935), 367.

Evelyn McCune, The Arts of Korea (Rutland, Vt.: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1961), n.p.

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