Buddhist deities (pair of manuscript covers)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th century
  • Geography

    Nepal or Tibet
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on wood, paint and ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 10.2 x 36.8 cm (4 x 14 1/2 in)
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    From 1966 to 1991
    Mr. H. Robert and Mrs. Mary Shepherd Slusser (1918-2017), Washington, DC, purchased in Kathmandu, Nepal. [1]
    From 1991
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. H. Robert and Mrs. Mary Shepherd Slusser, Washington, DC [2]
    [1] In December 1966, Mr. and Mrs. Slusser purchased the object in Kathmandu, Nepal. See memoranda dated April 22, 1991 from Mary Slusser, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1. See the Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Object of the Bi-Month (April 25, 1991 to March 21, 2007)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser (American, 1918-2017)
    H. Robert Slusser
  • Origin

    Nepal or Tibet
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Robert Slusser
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