From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C72
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made 18th Century
Section Asian
Materials Bronze | Pigment | Gilt
Technique Painted | Gilt
Iconography Samantabhadra | Elephant

Statuette. Partially gilt bronze image of Samantabhadra, one of the four great Bodhisattvas of the Tantric school. He is shown holding a scroll, and is seated on an elephant with the left foot extended. This manner of representing the foot is symbolic of a twofold nature, one celestial, the other terrestrial. Painted gilt.

Credit Line Purchased from Spink & Son, 1914
Other Number Getz 97 - Other Number | A1495 - Old Museum Number | 3 - Field No SF

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