Mandala Of Usnisavijaya

Nepalese
1859


Object Place: Nepal

Dimensions

Height x width: 78.7 x 127 cm (31 x 50 in.)

Accession Number

19.664

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Banner mounted on panel with elaborate painted borders.

Temple banner dedicated to an Usnisavijaya caitya by numerous donors, residents of the Asoka Mandapa in Kathmandu. Represents the Usnidacaitya, with Dhyani Buddhas and other divinities. Inscription at back in Newari, dated Samvat 979.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel