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Seated Brahma
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Seated Brahma


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Description The god Brahma is best known for his role in the Hindu pantheon as creator of the universe, but he also has a place in the Buddhist traditions as a protector of the "dharma" (Buddhist teachings). This sculpture was most likely made during the reign of the Buddhist king Jayavarman VII (r. 1181-ca. 1218), when many Hindu deities were incorporated into the practices of Khmer Buddhism. Brahma's four faces, which look in all four directions at once, signal his omniscience.
Exhibitions
  • Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Brahmanical Temple (Bot Phram), Bangkok; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, Maryland, July 1949 [1]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1992. [1] Presented to the Breezewood Foundation, December 1960, inv. no. 490 (originally no. 863)
Credit Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992

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Period
late 12th-early 13th century (Bàyon)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2734
Measurements
H without tang: 11 5/8 × W: 10 13/16 × D: 5 5/8 in. (29.5 × 27.4 × 14.3 cm); H with tang: 12 3/8 × W: 10 13/16 × D: 5 5/8 in. (31.5 × 27.4 × 14.3 cm); H on block: 13 1/16 × W: 10 13/16 × D: 5 5/8 in. (33.2 × 27.4 × 14.3 cm); Block H: 1 7/16 × W: 9 × D: 5 1/2 in. (3.7 × 22.8 × 14 cm)
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