University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-198-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Avalokitesvara
Lotus
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. John L. LeConte & Robert G. LeConte, 1914
Other NumberGETZ 280 - Other Number

Description

Temple scroll. Illuminated painting of Avalokitesvara. Mukuta tiara and urna mark. Seated in traditional Bodhisattva posture, against a circular white nimbus and halos, and holds a lotus flower emblem in one hand, other hand is extended with fingers in mystic gesture. Above appears the sanskrit character, Sa, representing the seed symbol for Avalokitesvara.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 17View Objects cited in this Publication

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