Asian Art

Hindu God Shiva as Bhairava

18th - 19th century

Bronze with traces of gilding and pigment

15 1/8 × 14 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (38.4 × 36.2 × 14 cm)
base: 3 × 12 × 3 1/8 in. (7.6 × 30.5 × 7.9 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2017.54.13
Geography: 
Nepal
Culture: 
Nepalese
Period: 
Shah or Unified Kingdoms period (1769 - 2008)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, by 1968 [see note 1]; sale, Christie's, New York, March 20, 2012, lot 115; sold to The Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., and New York, March 20, 2012 (R-L inv. no. I-1112 16); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Note 1: According to information provided by the donor, "Hindu God Shiva as Bhairava" was said to have been on display in Doris Wiener's living quarters.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.