University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: A1131A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Nepalese
Provenience: Nepal
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Rhinoceros Horn
Technique:Carved
Relief
Iconography:Vishnu
Lakshmi
Sheshanaga
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other NumberGETZ 157 - Other Number

Description

Rhinoceros horn Vaishnava libation cup. The cup has ten plaques outside representing the avatars of Vishnu. The inside depicts Vishnu and his consort Laskhmi with Sheshanaga, a seven headed serprent. Spoon (A1131B) used with it, copper.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition
What in the World (02 Nov 1980 - 12 Dec 1980)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. 5 (2): 55-114. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 66View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 31 No. 9View Objects cited in this Publication

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