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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th century
  • Geography

    Tamil Nadu state, India
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 68.5 x 39.4 x 35.2 cm (26 15/16 x 15 1/2 x 13 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    ?-no later than 1972
    William H. Wolff, Inc., New York, NY method of acquisition unknown [1]
    From at least 1972-1987
    Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), purchased from William H. Wolff, Inc. [2]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler [3]
    [1] See photograph in object file with “WM. H. WOLFF INC.” stamp with annotation noting the stock number “02/664A” on verso. The photograph is undated. See also Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Gift Inventory, number 72.11.1, which cites “WW 02/664A” as a dealer number, copy in object file.
    [2] See Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Gift Inventory, number 72.11.1. In 1972, Arthur M. Sackler loaned the sculpture to the Brooklyn Museum, where the museum assigned it the loan number of “L72.11.1.”
    [3] Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
    Research Completed October 18, 2022
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Gods, Companions, and Devotees (October 14, 2017 to March 13, 2020)
    Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas (November 19, 1992 to July 9, 2017)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    William H. Wolff, Inc. (1906-1991)
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Origin

    Tamil Nadu state, India
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

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