Sri Cakrasamvara and Vajravarahi

Historical period(s)
16th-17th century
Medium
Copper, gilt, jewel inlay
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 16.1 x 14.1 x 6.7 cm (6 5/16 x 5 9/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
Nepal
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1924.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Akshobhya Buddha, Buddhism, casting, Chakrasamvara, drum, gilding, inlay, moon, Nepal, skull, vajra, Vajravarahi
Provenance

To 1924
Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Boston to 1924 [1]

From 1924
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Boston in 1924 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 1877-1947

Published References
  • Ulrich von Schroeder. Indo-Tibetan Bronzes. Hong Kong. pls. 66c, 100d-e.
  • Pratapaditya Pal. The Arts of Nepal. Handbuch der Orientalistik 2 vols., Leiden. pp. 157-158, pl. 283.
  • Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Indian Images with Many Arms. vol. 22, no. 118 London, January 1913. pp. 190, 195, pl. 2c.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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