Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020

Royal Female Donor

Royal Female Donor

c. 1500

Bronze

Overall: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

Gift from Sarita Hopkins Weeks in Memory of her Mother Sara Sessions Hopkins 1978.89

Location

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The pleated skirt tied with a scarf around her waist is characteristic of Nepal.

Description

Carrying a lamp in one hand, this female figure draped in finery was probably included as the donor of a sculptural group. She wears a complex headdress consisting of a network of beads and plaques joined together, ending in a bell at her forehead and crowning a long cloth that reaches to her waist. Her position on a lotus flower may indicate the transcendent state she attained as a result of the karmic merit of her donation.

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