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Chinese Buddhist Vidya-raja

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Buddhist Vidya-raja, c. 1800-1850
Enamel on Bronze
17 in. x 10 1/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (43.18 cm x 25.72 cm x 21.27 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.2.3

No marks.

Multicolored enamel on bronze.

Object Description
Chinese Buddhist Vidya-raja (Mayurasana) cloisonné figure. The figure is shown seated atop a cloisonné peacock stand. The object is decorated in multicolored enamels on a blue background. A small Buddha figure is attached to the bronze openwork lotus symbol, and the peacock feathers are represented by the bronze openwork. There is a round object held in the figure's left hand, and a hole is drilled in his right hand for a now missing object.

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