Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)Artist(s)ThaiObject Creation Date1800-1932Medium & Supportlacquered and gilded copper alloyDimensions
19 11/16 in. x 8 1/4 in. x 10 13/16 in. ( 50 cm x 21 cm x 27.5 cm )Credit LineGift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art CollectionSubject 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 enlightenmentPhysical 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 TypestatueAdditional Object Classification(s)MetalworkRights
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