Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) 
From 1947 to 1974
Rama Coomaraswamy (1929-2006), Greenwich, Connecticut, by gift or inheritance after his father, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy’s death in 1947 
From 1974 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Rama Coomaraswamy, Greenwich, Connecticut 
From 2001 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim
 Rama Coomaraswamy was the son of Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, an important figure in the field of Indian and Sri Lankan art history. Coomaraswamy was largely responsible for providing the conceptual structures through which South Asian art became studied and valued in India and in the west. Because A.K. Coomaraswamy spent the second half of his life in the U.S., it is highly unlikely that any art from his personal collection would have a contested provenance.
 According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
 See note 2.
- Previous Owner(s)
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 1877 - 1947
Surrounded by four trees and six peacocks, a lady, wearing an orange jama, stands beside a lotus filled pond. She holds two flower staffs.
Recto inscription in nagari script: Raga Gaud Ragini
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum