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Dvarapala (Buddhist guardian deity)

Accession Number
1964/2.26

Title
Dvarapala (Buddhist guardian deity)

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
mid 7th century

Medium & Support
gilt bronze

Dimensions
3 1/16 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 1 in. ( 7.7 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

Subject matter
A miniature cast bronze image of a dvarapala, a Buddhist gate guardian, once part of a larger altarpiece.

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
miniature (size attribute)

1 Related Resource

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

On display