Standing Female Figure

Historical period(s)
19th-20th century
H x W x D: 22.7 x 10.2 x 5.8 cm (8 15/16 x 4 x 2 5/16 in)
India, Chhattisgarh state, Bastar district
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Sculpture

Figure: female

India, woman

ca. 1970-1990
Marilyn Hirsh (1944-1988) and James Harris, method of acquisition unknown [1]

From 1990
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from James Harris through Peter Marks Works of Art, New York, NY [2]

[1] See note on Arthur M. Sackler Gallery letter from Carol Radcliffe Bolon, Assistant Curator, South and Southeast Asian Art, dated April 9, 1990, copy in object file. Carol Radcliffe Bolon says “[...] I knew Marilyn Hirsh and James Harris in graduate school at New York University Institute of Fine Arts since 1970 and I saw their collection of Indian art including the objects now being offered for sale to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery […].”

Marilyn Hirsh (1944-1988) was a historian of Indian and Buddhist art and taught at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and the Cooper Union.

[2] See Peter Marks Works of Art invoice dated March 23, 1990, copy in object file. Object is listed as “10. Standing female.”

Research Completed October 26, 2022

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

James Harris
Marilyn Hirsh 1944-1988
Peter Marks Works of Art, Inc. active 1960-2002

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