University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Object Number:51-4-51
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Wood
Gilt
Technique:Gilt
Iconography:Arhat
Chair
Tiger
Upāsaka Dharmatāla
Height: 17.5 cm
Length: 13.5 cm
Width: 10.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:213 - Other Number

Description

Gilt brass statuette of Upāsaka Dharmatāla, the attendant of the sixteen arhats. He is also associated with Avalokitesvara. The statue is made of very thin sheet brass which is gilded. There is a wooden base underneath with a Buddhist symbol called a dorje. He is seated on chair in a Western attitude with his tiger by side.


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