Results 1 242
22 Previous Next

Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description During one of the weeks following his enlightenment, the Buddha Shakyamuni was sheltered from the rain by a serpent known as a naga. In Cambodia, the naga, in the form of a multi-headed hooded cobra, was considered to be the spirit of the irrigating rivers and canals as well as a rainbow-bridge to heaven.
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Technical Reportother
6/22/1994Treatmentcleaned; other
6/27/1994Examinationexamined for condition
  • Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Luang Ban, Bangkok; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, 1948 or earlier [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, December 1960, inv. no. 445, from foundation records: "Not from Lopburi but from Angkor Wat."]; Walters Art Museum, 1992, by bequest.
Credit Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

ca. 1150-1190
arkosic wacke with remains of lacquer and gilt
Accession Number
Object H: 28 3/8 × W: 13 × D: 6 7/8 in. (72 × 33 × 17.5 cm); Base H: 3 × W: 10 13/16 × D: 6 1/2 in. (7.6 × 27.5 × 16.5 cm); Overall H on base: 29 3/4 in. (75.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


    Thumbnail: Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha