Bhairava

image for Bhairava
Previous custodian or owner
Doris Wiener Gallery
Stuart Cary Welch (1928 - 2008)
Doris Wiener Gallery
Provenance
To 1964
Doris Wiener Gallery., New York. [1]
From 1964 to ?
Stuart Cary Welch (1928-2008), Cambridge, Massachusetts, purchased from Doris Wiener, Inc., New York in 1964. [2]
From ? to 1999
Doris Wiener Gallery, New York. [3]
From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Doris Wiener Gallery, New York in 1999. [4]
Notes:
[1] According to the Curatorial Justification, “The object was sold in New York in 1964 to Stuart Cary Welch by Doris Wiener; it was subsequently published in P. Pal ed. Nepal: Where the Gods are Young, New York: Asia House Gallery, 1975 as cat. #66.” See Acquisition Justification, copy in object file, Collections Management Office. Please also note, the 1975 catalogue entry edited by P. Pal, where the object is mentioned, is credited to “Lent anonymously”.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
Credit Line
Purchase -- funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
15th-16th century
Accession Number
S1999.116
Topic
Shiva
snake
lotus
Nepal
South Asian and Himalayan Art
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Nepal
Medium
Gilt copper repousse with pigment
Dimensions
H x W x D: 41.9 x 41.1 x 17.7 cm (16 1/2 x 16 3/16 x 6 15/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Sculpture