Kanakamuni Buddha

Historical period(s)
18th century
Medium
Gilt copper alloy, partly cast and partly repoussé; traces of pigment, inserted blue turquoise urna; base sealed with copper plate incised with a double vajra; unopened with contents inside
Dimensions
H x W x D: 58.4 × 35.6 × 21.6 cm (23 × 14 × 8 1/2 in)
Geography
Tibet, Central, Lhasa or Shigatse
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Collection
Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number
S2012.3
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
Alice S. Kandell Collection, Buddha, casting, gilding, incising, inlay, painted, repousse, Tibet
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Alice S. Kandell
Abbot of Reting Monastery ca. 1950 - 1965

Published References
  • Marylin M. Rhie Robert A.F. Thurman. A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection. New York and London. I-1a, b, 52-53.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum