Demons on an Elephant with Adorant

Thailand or Cambodia

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.

Demons on an Elephant with Adorant, Bronze, Thailand or Cambodia

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