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Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)

Accession Number
2005/1.455.2

Title
Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)

Artist(s)
Thai

Object Creation Date
1800-1932

Medium & Support
lacquered and gilded copper alloy

Dimensions
19 11/16 in. x 8 1/4 in. x 10 13/16 in. ( 50 cm x 21 cm x 27.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection

Subject matter
Kneeling monk devotee who makes obeisance to the Buddha. One of a pair, this is one of Buddha's two most important disciples, Mogallana and Shariputra. Their presence symbolizes the importance of using skillful means and knowledge in the search for enlightenment

Physical Description
Kneeling statue of Buddhist monk devotee Mogallana or Shariputra on a pedestal with round face, hair in tight curls, elongated ears, and hands placed together in mediatation. The pedestal is decorated with lotus petals, and the devotee wears an intricate, close-fitting robe.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
statue

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
copper alloy
monks
pairs

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