Kurukulla and seven other divinities

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th-19th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Color and gold on panel
  • Dimension

    H x W: 50.1 x 35.2 cm (19 3/4 x 13 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), method of acquisition unknown [1]
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Bing in Paris, France [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer [3]
    [1] See receipt from S. Bing, 10 Rue St. Georges to Monsieur Charles Lang Freer, May 25, 1905, copy in accession file. On the receipt, Bing describes the work as "Peinture thibétaine." Siegfried Bing was an art dealer of German-French heritage, based in Paris. Respected as both an indefatigable dealer of Japanese art and a scholar, research, and pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement in France, Bing had a global clientele.
    [2] Charles Lang Freer purchased this painting when traveling in Europe during the Summer of 1905. See receipt cited in note 1. See also "Summary of purchases made while abroad during the summer of 1905, from sums charged to foreign travels," from Box 113, Folder 5, Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, copy in object file.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery of Art.
    Research completed September 6, 2022.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Art—Stone Sculpture (September 1, 1979 to March 14, 1982)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Special Exhibit for King and Queen of Nepal (April 26, 1960 to January 1, 1963)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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