Family Art Night

Symbolic Jewels

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara with Eleven Heads, c. 1500
Tibet, 1475-1525
Gilt bronze with copper, gold and silver inlay and pigment
17 x 8-1/4 x 3-5/8 in. (43.2 x 21 x 9.2 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Symbolic Jewels

Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Teacher: Educator
Type: Family Art Night

In Buddhist art, jewelry has various symbolic meanings: crowns represent authority, prayer beads indicate eternity and jewels often identify the wearer. Learn about the significance of the jewelry in the Museum’s Buddhist art collection, and then make your own distinctive jewelry out of nontraditional materials.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4-10. | No reservations needed