Standing Vishnu

Historical period(s)
Chola dynasty, 875-925
H x W x D: 154.6 x 72.4 x 30.2 cm (60 7/8 x 28 1/2 x 11 7/8 in)
India, Tamil Nadu state, Tanjore District
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone

Hindu sculpture

abhaya mudra, Chola dynasty (850 - 1280), Hinduism, India, sudarshana chakra, Vishnu

Probably around 1973-?
William H. Wolff, Inc., New York, NY, method of acquisition unknown [1]

By 1982-1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), purchased from William H. Wolff, Inc. [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler [3]

[1] See Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Gift Inventory, copy in object file. Photograph from inventory bears a “WM. H. WOLFF INC.” stamp and annotation noting the stock number “02/494-4.” The inventory sheet notes the same stock number and a date, “WW 02/494-4 (2-2-73).”

[2] See note 1. Peter Marks evaluated the work in 1982.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Research Completed October 20, 2022

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

William H. Wolff, Inc. 1906-1991
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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