Buddhist altar ornament: lotus bud supported by two dvarapalaArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date618-907Medium & Supportgilt bronze with blue-green patinaDimensions
3 in. x 1 9/16 in. x 3/8 in. ( 7.6 cm x 4 cm x 0.9 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionSubject matter
A fragment of a portable Buddhist altar, consisting of a lotus bud supported by two dvarapala (guardian figures); this motif is commonly found front and center in Chinese Buddhist altars of the 6th through 8th centuries.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypealtarpieceAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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