Miniature Dhyani BuddhaArtist(s)Object Creation Date19th century - early 20th centuryMedium & Supportcopper? set with mountain coral, turquoise, and lapis lazuliDimensions
1 7/16 in. x 1 in. x 3/8 in. ( 3.7 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.9 cm )Credit LineGift of Ellen and Richard LaingSubject matter
A crowned and jeweled figure of a Dhyana Buddha (a primordial Buddha, venerated in Vajrayana Buddhism), shown seated with legs pendant.Physical Description
A tiny tear-drop-shaped metal (copper?) pendant, edged with beading, serving as support for a minature seated image of a Dhyani Buddha, made of inlaid semi-precious stones and copper wire. This may have originally been part of a necklace or tiara, or part of a brooch for a high-ranking monk's ritual costume.Primary Object Classification Jewelry Primary Object TypependantAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectRights
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