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Buddhist altar ornament: lotus bud supported by two dvarapala

Accession Number
1961/2.74

Title
Buddhist altar ornament: lotus bud supported by two dvarapala

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
618-907

Medium & Support
gilt bronze with blue-green patina

Dimensions
3 in. x 1 9/16 in. x 3/8 in. ( 7.6 cm x 4 cm x 0.9 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Subject 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 Type
altarpiece

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
altarpieces
lotus (motif)
miniature (size attribute)

2 Related Resources

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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