Mandala Of Usnisavijaya
Object Place: Nepal
Height x width: 78.7 x 127 cm (31 x 50 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton
Not On View
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.
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)
 See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.
Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel