About this object

Mongolian or Sino-Tibetan lacquered copper statue of Vaisravana, the guardian or lokapala of the north, mounted on his lion. Elaborately painted with various attachments. The base has been opened and filled with cotton wool, the base is incised with a double dorje.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: Mongolia
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Pigment; Lacquer
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1936 before
  • Measurements
    270 cm x 235 mm x 133 mm
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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