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Bhairava

16th century

Bronze with traces of gilding and paint

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
Culture: 
Nepalese
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Doris Wiener estate (said to be in her personal living quarters), New York, 1968; Christie's, March 20, 2012, sale 2640, lot 115; The Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., 2012 - 2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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.