Buddhist deities (pair of manuscript covers)

Historical period(s)
18th century
Opaque watercolor and gold on wood, paint and ink on paper
H x W: 10.2 x 36.8 cm (4 x 14 1/2 in)
Nepal or Tibet
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Robert Slusser
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript covers

Buddhism, Nepal, Tibet

From 1966 to 1991
Mr. H. Robert and Mrs. Mary Shepherd Slusser (1918-2017), Washington, DC, purchased in Kathmandu, Nepal. [1]

From 1991
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. H. Robert and Mrs. Mary Shepherd Slusser, Washington, DC [2]


[1] In December 1966, Mr. and Mrs. Slusser purchased the object in Kathmandu, Nepal. See memoranda dated April 22, 1991 from Mary Slusser, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1. See the Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

H. Robert Slusser
Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser American, 1918-2017

Published References
  • Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser. A Document on Himalayan Painting. vol. 52, no. 1/2 Washington and Zurich, 1992. pp. 119-130.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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