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Temple Banner

early 15th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Temple banner of embroidered cotton with silks. It is composed from a number of sections. The major deity is Vishnu and his consort Laksmi seated on the eagle Garuda attended by his weapon-bearers (ayudhapurusa). Above is the lotus-enthroned figure of Balarama and others.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered cotton with silks
Brief Description
Temple banner of embroidered cotton with silks, Nepal, early 15th century
Physical Description
Temple banner of embroidered cotton with silks. It is composed from a number of sections. The major deity is Vishnu and his consort Laksmi seated on the eagle Garuda attended by his weapon-bearers (ayudhapurusa). Above is the lotus-enthroned figure of Balarama and others.
Dimensions
  • Width: 40.5cm
  • Height: 32cm
Object history
This textile belongs to a rare group of early Nepalese textiles, the date of which has been confirmed by radio-carbon testing. It consists of a number of sections, and from a single source which have been made up into the upper section of a temple banner mount. This adaptation probably took place in a Tibetan monastery, where such banners are still to be seen today.
Historical context
minor deities.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
PUBLISHED R.Crill, "Nepalese embroidery : a new chronology ", Hali, No 44, April 1989, pp30-5, Pl.3a.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.6-1989

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record createdFebruary 13, 2000
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