Queen Dipa Malla

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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Gilt copper
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 20.3 x 17 x 17 cm (8 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    14th century
    Commissioned by the circle of Queen Dipa Malla of Western Nepal and Western Tibet
    From at least 1967 to 1968
    Doris Wiener, New York, New York or Walter Randall [1]
    From 1968 to 1986
    Paul E. Manheim (1906-1999), New York, New York, purchased from either Doris Wiener or Walter Randall [2]
    Peter Marks Works of Art, New York, New York, purchased from Paul E. Manheim [3]
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Peter Marks Works of Art
    [1] In 1967 the Brooklyn Museum of Art received the sculpture on loan. The museum’s paperwork lists both Doris Wiener and Walter Randall as lenders at different times. After the sculpture’s arrival in 1967 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul Manheim purchased it from one of these dealers. Paul Manheim kept the object on long term loan at the Brooklyn Museum of Art of art until 1986. At which time Paul Manheim sold it to Peter Marks Works of Art, who subsequently sold it to the Freer Gallery of Art. See correspondence from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, copies in the object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] Loan documentation at the Brooklyn Museum of Art indicates that Paul Manheim was the designated lender of the sculpture from at least as of May 1968.
    [3] See invoice from Peters Marks Works of Art, object file, Collections Management Office.
    Updated on June 8, 2020
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia (October 14, 2017 to February 6, 2022)
    Facing East: Portraits from Asia (July 1 to September 4, 2006)
    Buddhist Art (May 9, 1993 to August 9, 2011)
    Buddhist Art (May 9, 1993 to September 21, 2004)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Doris Wiener Gallery
    Walter Randall
    Paul E. Manheim (1906-1999)
    Peter Marks Works of Art, Inc. (active 1960-2002)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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