Mandala. At the centre, a tutelary deity, Yi-dam, of buddha rank, locked in embrace with his prajna, or wisdom party. Twenty lesser divinities surround them, two or three on each petal, before circular drums or altars. The petals are incised outside with deities and emblems, including a horse, elephant, wheel, censer, ewer, staff, parasols, ribbon, canopies and jewels. Made of gilt bronze; cast as an articulated pomegranate

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Thing

Made Of
bronze, gold
Type of Thing
mandala
Exhibition History
2012 23 Oct- 2013 03 Feb, Petit Palais, Paris, 'Dieu(x) - Modes d'Emploi'
Subject
yi-dam, deity, symbol
Techniques
cast, gilded

People

Acquired From
Humphreys to The British Museum
Depicted
Yi-dam

Place

In Gallery
G33/Ch/case60, 26 Feb 2013
Made In
China

Time

Acquired In
1939
Made
17thC-18thC
Period/Culture
Qing dynasty

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