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Demons on an Elephant with Adorant

Period:
Angkor period
Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Culture:
Cambodia
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.436.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 249
The presence of demonic figures and of Nan Brah Dharani suggests that this plaque is part of a larger composition depicting Buddha, prior to his enlightenment, being attacked by the forces of Mara, the personification of illusion and evil.
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