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Asian Art

Five Protective Deities

first half of 19th century

Thangka, mineral pigments on cotton

72 × 49.8 cm (28 3/8 × 19 5/8 in.)
Gift of William R. Cross, B.A. 1981, in memory of his grandparents Julia Appleton Cross and W. Redmond Cross, B.A. 1896
2017.51.1
Geography: 
Mongolia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mongolian
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

William R. Cross, Manchester, MA; by descent from Julia Appleton Cross (d. 1972) and W. Redmond Cross (d. 1940), B.A. 1896, who most likely acquired it before 1913. It had been on loan to the Special Collections of the New York Botanical Garden from the mid-1950s until 2016.

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.