Guardian General


Artist
Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
19th century
Medium
Gilt Bronze
Dimensions
Work : 15 3/4 x 10 x 5 1/2 in. (40.01 x 25.4 x 13.97 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection, Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2021.21.17

Label
This sculpture was made from a sheet of bronze that was hammered from behind to produce a raised image of the deity. The figure may originally have belonged to a set of sculptures depicting the guardians of the four or eight directions. Because the figure is missing the attributes that he once held in his hands, his exact identity is difficult to determine.

Object Type
Metal