University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: John Henry Rice

Finding the Original Home of the Museum’s Brahmā

Research Notes

By: John Henry Rice

As early as 1924 the art historian Ananda K. Coomaraswamy recognized the importance of the Penn Museum’s Brahmā sculpture, now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Dating to central peninsular India’s Later Cālukyan period (10th–12th centuries CE), it is known primarily for the inscription on its base identifying its maker and noting his […]