Seven Petals of a Lotus (Part of a Shrine)
Object Place: Nepal
Length (of each petal): 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Seven petals of a lotus, part of a shrine of a Vajra-Tara (or possibly of Padmanartesvara-Lokesvara (Avalokitesvara). Originally consisting of eight petals (dala) of a lotus, arranged to open and close at will, over the contained figure. Each petal with a feminine divinity seated on an animal vahanam.
By 1916, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)