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Donor Name:
U.S. State Department  Search this
Object Type:
Temple Model
Place:
Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia
Accession Date:
20 May 1977
Notes:
FROM CARD: "TEMPLE MADE OF A SILVER ALLOY, A DOUBLE WIDE ROOFED SQUARE BUILDING WITH DOOR IN EACH SIDE AND OUTSIDE WALLS SCENICALLY CARVED. SET ON PLATFORM WITH PAIR OF LIONS GUARDING EACH DOOR, AND BULL FIGURE IN FRONT OF ONE . ROOF EAVES ARE STRUNG WITH BELLS. HAS BEEN ELECTRICALLY WIRED WITH BULBS INSIDE. MOUNTED ON WOOD PLATFORM."
Pashupatinath Temple complex is considered the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal. Temple is dedicated to Pashupati, an incarnation of Hindu god Shiva. Model is of main temple, designed as a Pagoda-style (Mandapa Shaili) structure; Nandi bull figure is by the Western door. Vice President Spiro Agnew made an official visit to Nepal in January 1970.
Record Last Modified:
14 May 2020
Specimen Count:
2
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
327220
USNM Number:
E417849-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3662da178-2fc8-4543-a70d-29096251283a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8449579