Pair of joined gau frames and eight devotional figures

Historical period(s)
First half of 19th century
Medium
Gilt copper with original coral and turquoise insets; metal back panel painted red; wood pedestals are recent replacements; Eight sculptures: gilt copper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 22.3 x 66 x 9.5 cm (8 3/4 x 26 x 3 3/4 in) H x W (sculptures): 10.3 x 6.3 cm (4 1/16 x 2 7/16 in)
Geography
Mongolia
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Collection
Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number
S2018.42.1-9
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figures

Keywords
Alice S. Kandell Collection, Buddhism, Mongolia
Provenance

To 2018
Alice S. Kandell, New York, New York [1]

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Alice S. Kandell, New York, New York

Note:

[1] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Alice S. Kandell

Published References
  • Marylin M. Rhie Robert A.F. Thurman. A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection. New York and London. VII-6, 260-261.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum