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Object Number:
A1114
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Nepalese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Nepal
Date Made:
17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date:
1600
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Gilding
Technique:
Gilt
Iconography:
Vajrasattva
Tara
Description:
Brass sculpture of eight-armed Vajrasattva with consort. The bodhisattva Vajrasattva is a popular deity in Tantric Buddhism. He holds his two attributes: a vajra in his lowest right hand, and a bell in his lowest left hand. The union of these two objects together symbolizes supreme truth. Gilt bronze with floral halo.
Height:
23.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Alexander Scott
Other Number:
GETZ 163   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
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What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1959 - 31 Dec 1959)
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Bibliography:

[Article] White, Joyce C. & Lang, Stephen A. 2008. "The Asian Section". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 96-110. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 102, Fig. 44
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[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 53
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[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. 5 (2): 55-114. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 36
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[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 35 No. 13
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