Buddhist shrine

Buddhist shrine

This shrine, richly decorated with precious stones and semi-precious stones, shows elements of Nepalese architecture, such as the pagoda-roof-like essay, the side jewels of choice, as well as the niche frames arched over with Kirtimukhas (grimace-like heads). In the lower row, there are three standing bodhisattvas, in the upper row there are three deities in the lotus position.

Details

  • Title : Buddhist shrine
  • Year : around 1800
  • Classification : Cultural Objects
  • Medium : Brass, copper, gold-plated with precious stones
  • Dimension : Object dimensions: 72 x 57 x 24.5 cm (estimate) ; Height: 70.5 cm (according to index card) ; Weight: approx. 20 kg (estimated: T. Gabsch)
  • Accession No : Identification number. I 9907
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL
  • Museum : Pergamon Museum
  • Collection : Museum of Asian Art South, Southeast and Central Asia
  • Photo : Museum for Asian Art of the State Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage Photographer: Susanna Schulz