Brahma Shrine - Las Vegas, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 36° 06.946 W 115° 10.410
11S E 664385 N 3998333
Quick Description: This Brahman Shrine serves as both a Hindu and Buddhist Temple...and is a replica of one located outside the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2014 9:38:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMK7H3
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Long Description:
This small shrine is located in front of Caesar's Palace Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. It is listed on the Smithsonian Inventory (visit link) which informs us:

"Artist:
Unknown (Bangkok, Thailand), founder.
Title:
Brahma Shrine, (sculpture).
Other Titles:
Buddhist Shrine, (sculpture).
Dates:
Cast Nov. 25, 1983. Dedicated Feb. 5, 1984.
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: wood, marble, mirrored tile.
Dimensions:
Sculpture: approx. 3 x 2 x 1 ft.; Base: approx. 12 x 9 x 10 ft. (8,500 lbs.).
Description:
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).
Subject:
Religion -- Buddhism
Religion -- Hinduism
Animal -- Elephant
Object -- Other -- Vase
Object Type:
Outdoor Sculpture -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
Sculpture
Owner:
Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, 3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Remarks:
IAS files contain the text of two plaques on the shrine fence. The shrine is a replica of the Brahma Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, outside the Erawan Hotel. The replica was cast in Bangkok, Thailand. This sculpture was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Kamphol Vacharaphol and Mr. Yip Hon. IAS files contain newsclipping from Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 22, 1984, pg. 1B and Las Vegas Sun, Feb. 6, 1984, pg. 1B."
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