University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2008-12-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Nepalese
Provenience: India
Nepal
Date Made: 19th Century - 20th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1946
Section:Asian
Materials:Glass
Turquoise
Metal
Shell
Wood
Technique:Inlaid
Iconography:Vishnu
Credit Line:Gift of Robert Dreyfuss Rosen, 2008

Description

Vishnu at center of plaque. Flower overhead, surrounded by filigree and inlaid shell / glass (red, blue, green orange) floral motif. Tiered borders: metalwork, then inlaid turquoise level. Outermost is the same as that surrounding Vishnu. Frame edge undulates on sides and top; bottom curves upwards approximating "M-shape" with 2 feet.


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