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Eating Daka

Creation date: 18th century
Creation place: Tibet

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Ivan B. Hart
Accession Number: 1958.14
Dimensions: 6 5/16 in. x 4 in. x 4 in. (16.03 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm)
Currently on view


Ivan B. Hart, New York, New York ( - August 1, 1958)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 1, 1958 - )

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04/14/2017 Diana Chou
This sculpture of a daka, a type of demi-god, presents a male figure with a gaping mouth for the swallowing of one’s bad karma or actions. The distinctive wheel-shaped ornament on his chest is an emblem of the dharma, or Buddhist law.

Last Updated: 4/14/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Tastes in Asian Art Rotation , 5/28/2005 - 11/6/2005

Arts of South and Southeast Asia The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 92, Figure Number: 92

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