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Buddhist Deity Chanda Vajrapani

n.d.

Bronze

with base: 11 × 5 1/8 × 3 1/8 in. (27.9 × 13 × 7.9 cm)
8 3/4 × 5 1/8 × 3 1/8 in. (22.2 × 13 × 7.9 cm)
base: 2 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 4 1/2 in. (5.7 × 10.8 × 11.4 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2017.54.14
Geography: 
Tibet, China
Culture: 
Tibetan
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Ulrich von Schroeder, Basel, Switzerland; sold to Carl Laszlo, Basel, Switzerland, by 1981 [see note 1]; by descent to private collection, Europe [see note 1]; sale, Koller Auctionen, Zurich, October 30, 2012, lot 102; sold to the Kapoor Galleries, Inc. (Ramesh Kapoor, dealer), New York, October 30, 2012; sold to the Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., and New York, November 7, 2012 (R-L inv. no. I1213 6); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2016

Note 1: (Email from Ulrich von Schroeder to the Gallery, October 20, 2022, copy in accession file)

Note 2: “Buddhist Deity Chanda Vajrapani” was consigned to Koller by the heir of Carl Laszlo. (Email from Koller Auktionen to the Gallery, October 21, 2022, copy in accession file)

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.