About this object

Bronze pedestal for Buddhist or Hindu figure, three holes in pedestal show where figure should sit. Cast in eight parts, with legs holding sprigs of lotus flowers that make up the nimbus. These are inlaid with paste and glass of ruby red and turquoise. The base is rectangular and supported by two sanggye or guardian lion-dogs, with a additional piece of fabric shown as an apron at front).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Glass; Paste; Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    1903 - 1904
  • Measurements
    300 mm x 215 mm x 135 mm; 11 13/16 in x 8 7/16 in x 5 5/16 in
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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