Attendant to a Diety (Camara dharini), fly whisk bearer

Historical period(s)
8th-9th century
H x W x D: 181.3 x 57.1 x 40.3 cm (71 3/8 x 22 1/2 x 15 7/8 in)
India, Tamil Nadu state, Madurai
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone

Hindu sculpture

attendant, fly whisk, Hinduism, India

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 in inventory bares a “WM. H. WOLFF INC.” stamp and annotation noting the stock number “02/737,” copy in object file. The inventory sheet notes the same stock number.

[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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