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Founder:
Unknown (Bangkok, Thailand)  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: wood, marble, mirrored tile
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino 3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas Nevada 89109
Date:
Cast Nov. 25, 1983. Dedicated Feb. 5, 1984
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Nevada survey, 1994.
Summary:
A four-faced, eight-armed seated Brahma within a canopied shrine that is in the center of a fenced-off square area. Brahma is seated on a bench. Three of its proper left arms are lifted upward, the hands holding a book, a shell, and a scepter. The fourth proper left arm rests on the proper left leg. Two of the proper right arms are lifted upward, the hands holding a scepter and a disk. One lowered proper right hand holds a vase atop the proper right knee. The fourth proper right arm crosses the figures chest. Around the structure are nine large wooden elephants, two ceramic vases, and four silver and gold "trees" (circular disks on a central pole of decreasing size as they descend).
Topic:
Religion--Buddhism  Search this
Religion--Hinduism  Search this
Animal--Elephant  Search this
Object--Other--Vase  Search this
Control number:
IAS NV000059
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319389