About this object

A victory banner or canopy that most likely belongs to a Vaisravana or Usnishasitatapatra statue. Cast bronze with swirling streamers. The canopy symbolises the ability to shield all beings from negative forces.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    115 mm x 55 mm; 4 1/2 in x 2 3/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Original number lost. The statue this belongs to has yet to be identified.
Object view = Humanities
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