Figure of Buddha Samantabhadra on an elephant - ROM2005_1584_21


Figure of Buddha Samantabhadra on an elephant

Medium:Cast copper alloy (bronze?) with gilding and pigment
Geography: Tibet
Date: 18th century AD
16.7 x 13.7 x 7.5 cm
Object number: 918.39.12.A
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionIn Mahayana Buddhism Samantabhadra ("Universally Good") is one of the eight Great Bodhisattvas. He holds the stems of two utpala lotuses supporting jewles and sits on an elephant, a symbol of royal power and wisdom.
South Asia
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