Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Seated Deity Holding a Double Vajra

Period:
Eastern Javanese period
Date:
last quarter of the 10th–first half of the 11th century
Culture:
Indonesia (Java, Ngandjuk)
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.142.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 247
This bronze sculpture is from Nganjuk, on the Indonesian island of Java, and dates to the Eastern Javanese period, from the last quarter of the tenth through the first half of the eleventh century. It is part of a large group that forms a Vajradhatu mandala.
Samuel Eilenberg , New York (until 1987; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lotus Transcendent: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection," October 2, 1991–June 28, 1992.

New York. Asia Society. "Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment," September 4, 1997–January 4, 1998.

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