University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:A1114
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nepalese
Buddhist
Provenience: Nepal
Date Made: 17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 17th Century - 18th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Gilding
Technique:Gilt
Iconography:Vajrasattva
Tara
Height: 23.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number:GETZ 163 - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Article] Lang, Stephen A., and White, Joyce C. 2008. "The Asian Section". Arts of Asia. Kowloon. Arts of Asia Publications, Ltd. Vol. 38. no. 5. pg. 96-110 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 102, Fig. 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Possehl, Gregory L., and Ch'eng-mei, Chang, and Peters, Heather, and Lyons, Elizabeth. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. 5. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 36View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. pg. 52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 35 No. 13View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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