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Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha
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Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha


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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Technical Reportother
6/22/1994Treatmentcleaned; other
6/27/1994Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • 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

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Period
ca. 1150-1190
Medium
arkosic wacke with remains of lacquer and gilt
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
25.171
Measurements
27 9/16 x 12 3/8 in. (70 x 31.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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