Buddhist deities (sketch for a manuscript cover)

Historical period(s)
18th century
Medium
Paint and ink on paper
Style
Karmagadri style
Dimensions
H x W: 10.2 x 36.8 cm (4 x 14 1/2 in)
Geography
Nepal or Tibet
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Robert Slusser
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1991.143.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
Buddhism, Nepal, Tibet, vajra, WWII-era provenance
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]

Notes:

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

H. Robert Slusser
Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser American, 1918-2017

Published References
  • Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser. A Document on Himalayan Painting. vol. 52, no. 1/2 Washington and Zurich, 1992. pp. 119-130.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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