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Attendant to a Diety (Camara dharini), fly whisk bearer

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At A Glance

  • Period

    8th-9th century
  • Geography

    Madurai, Tamil Nadu state, India
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 181.3 x 57.1 x 40.3 cm (71 3/8 x 22 1/2 x 15 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    William H. Wolff, Inc., New York, NY, method of acquisition unknown [1]
    By 1982-1987
    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 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Gift Inventory, copy in object file. Photograph in inventory bares a “WM. H. WOLFF INC.” stamp and annotation noting the stock number “02/737,” copy in object file. The inventory sheet notes the same stock number.
    [2] See note 1. Peter Marks evaluated the work in 1982.
    [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 20, 2022
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Recent Acquisitions (September 5 to October 30, 1990)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Madurai, Tamil Nadu state, India
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

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