Process/Technique: repousse

142 objects

White Tara

Drinking vessel

Small drinking vessel in the form of a ram’s head; at other end, slightly flared opening whose rim bears a lotus and palmette pattern in repoussé. Slightly flared nostrils; eyes outlined without indication of pupils; horns, rendered with parallel wavy lines, curl behind ears and protrude from the vessel wall. Hatched lines along front ends …




Lobed bowl with lion, foliage and a ring of raised dots

Small, low bowl with a short, broad, ring foot. Twelve shallow radial lobes slope up to form the sides of the bowl, with their rounded ends meeting in the central area of the interior surface to form a scalloped-edged medallion. Within the medallion is a depiction of a lion with two leaf forms encircled by …


Buddhist altar pendant (keman)

Pendant metal disks, known as keman, are believed to have originated in floral wreaths brought as Buddhist votive offerings. In this example, the cord tied in a bow probably is based on that which originally bound garlands of real flowers. On either side of the cord are circular medallions supported upon lotus flowers. Sanskrit letters …