Manuscript cover (with worship of a goddess)

Details

  • Title : Manuscript cover (with worship of a goddess)
  • Year : 1810
  • Classification : Manuscript Painting
  • Medium : Opaque watercolour and gold on wood
  • Dimension : 5 1/8 in. x 10 3/16 in. (13 cm x 25.9 cm)
  • Accession No : 1990.163
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL
  • Museum : San Diego Museum of Art
  • Credit Line : Edwin Binney 3rd Collection
  • Provenance : *Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, New York ( - April 30, 1977 ) *Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California ( April 30, 1977 - August 27, 1990 ) *San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California ( August 27, 1990 - )
  • Label Copy : Label Copy: September 2005 Devotional Arts of Nepal An orange four-armed goddess emerges from a mystical diagram surrounded by a flaming aureole. She is worshipped by the great Hindu gods Brahma (left) and Vishnu (right) and by four donors, who are seated on carpets and in front of bolsters that reveal the Nepali painter's familiarity with Mughal idioms from India. Worship of the goddess was particularly prominent among the Hindus of Nepal throughout the last millennium and into the present day. The inscription under the pedestal of the goddess states that this manuscript was dedicated in 1810 by Dhanabhaja.
  • Exhibition History : *In Her Image: The Great Goddess in Indian Asia and The Madonna in Christian , University of California, Santa Barbara, 4/2/1980 - 1/18/1981