Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Buddhist Art in the United States National Museum

Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Buddhist Art in the United States National Museum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...a diademed cap, from which rises a conical crown. The rather small ears have red stones attached to the lobes and are set in a triangular ornament. On the bosom is an ornament, formed of four lozenge-shaped pieces of glass with a boss in the center. Height, 19% inches. Burma or Siam. (Plate 63, fig. 1, Cat. No. 311804, U.S.N.M.) Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens. 154. Boa'-hisayttva ('f).--Bronze, cast and chased, gilt and polished. Standing on a base. The robe, descending to the feet, with a sort of waist held by a belt, is finely chased with floral designs. The hands, with the fingers bent and placed the right over the left, would indicate that had held something like a wand or scepter, which is missing. Height, 9 inches. China or Mongolia. (Plate 63, fig. 2, Cat. No. 311807, U.S.N.M.) Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens. 155. D1-olma (Sanskrit, Tara).--Bronze, gilt and polished; Tara, the name meaning "savioress," is the female energy or counterpart (sakti) of the compassionate Avalokitesvara and like him she shows her gracious disposition towards mankind by her right hand being stretched out in the gift-bestowing gesture, while the left holds a lotus stalk. An ornamental fillet with a crest in the middle adorn the forehead. The other ornaments are large circular earrings, a double necklace, a long string of beads fastened between the breasts, richly studded armlets, bracelets, and anklets, and an elaborate girdle. The headgear is painted dark-green. Behind the left arm rises a lotus. Height, 6 inches. Chamdo, Eastern Tibet. (Cat. No. 130395, U.S.N.M.) 156. Drolma (San-skmlt, Tara).--Brass. Similar to preceding No. 155. With a fig leaf-shaped halo. Crude workmanship. Height, 5% inches. Thibet. (Cat. No....show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751639
  • 9781236751638