Plaque with a Buddhist Triad and Symbols

Plaque with a Buddhist Triad and Symbols
Place Made:
Thailand: Si Thep(?), Mon-Dvaravati period
7th century
Gold repoussé 
2-1/4 x 3-5/8 in. (5.7 x 9.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View

These four gold repoussé plaques depict various Buddhist and animist deities. Objects such as these would have been deposited as offerings in religious monuments such as stupas. The center plaque features a standing figure, perhaps a lunar deity. The leaping hare in the halo is a pan-Asian reference to the moon.

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