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Asian Art

Buddhist Protector Mahakala as Brahmarupa

18th century

Ground mineral pigment with black ground and gold on cotton

framed: 49 3/4 × 23 1/4 in. (126.4 × 59.1 cm)
sight in frame: 29 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (74.3 × 44.5 cm)
Gift of Alice and Nasli Heeramaneck in memory of Viola and William B. Arvine
1988.76.6
Geography: 
Tibet, China
Culture: 
Tibetan
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Alice N. Heeramaneck (née Arvine, 1910–1993) and Nasli Heeramaneck (1902–1971), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1988

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