Celestial Being (Kinnari) Artist: Unknown

13th–14th century

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

Kinnari—female celestial beings that are half-human, half-bird—guard the human realm in both Buddhist and Hindu traditions.

Medium

Gilt bronze

Dimensions

10 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (26.7 × 21.6 × 5.7 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, B.A. 1962

Accession Number

2020.8.1

Culture
Period

13th–14th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, Paris; purchased by Michael de Havenon, New York, 2002; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2019
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Additional information

Object/Work type

mythology, religious art

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