Fragment of a Halo (repoussé)
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Orientation 2
Wall object 10

ABS 278

 Code: ABS 278

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1500 - 1600

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 36 x 39 x 2.5

  Materials: Copper

Fragment of a Halo (prabha) in repoussé

Standing atop a lotus flower are a Buddha and a monk holding a mendicant staff and a begging bowl. Next to them are a miniature elephant and a dancing lion (?). All the characters remain within a large stylised vegetal scroll between two rows of pearls. This piece of embossed gilt copper with traces of pigment was part of a large halo encircling a Buddha or a deity.