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Shiva Vinadhara (Holder of the Lute)

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Former owner
Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
Peter Marks Works of Art (United States, active 1960 - 2002)
Provenance
From at least 1960
Dr. Samuel Eilenberg, London [1]
To 1997
Peter Marks Gallery, New York City, to 1997
From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Peter Marks Gallery in 1997
Notes:
[1] The object has been in the United States from at least 1960, when it was exhibited in a show titled "Masterpieces of Asian Art from American Collections" at the Asia House galleries (according to Curatorial Note 4, Vidya Dehejia, July 15, 1997, in the object record). It was published in the accompanying catalog (see photocopies in the object file).
Date
ca. 950
Period
Chola dynasty
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 73.6 x 35.8 x 24.9 cm (29 x 14 1/8 x 9 13/16 in)
Type
Sculpture
Metalwork
Topic
Shiva
casting
lotus
Chola dynasty (850 - 1280)
India
South Asian and Himalayan Art
WWII-era provenance
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Freer Gallery 01: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
Origin
Tamil Nadu, India
Accession Number
F1997.28