Tantric Deities Hevajra and Nairatmya in Ritual Embrace (Yab-Yum)
Kathmandu Valley (Object made in)
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Pal, Pratapaditya with contributions by Stephen Little, A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection (The Art Institute of Chicago in association with Thames and Hudson, 1997), p. 315: 196 and plate p. 150.
Pal, Pratapaditya. 1997, “May the Immeasurable Wealth of Your Dance Fill My Consciousness: Dancing Deities of India,” Orientations 28,7 (July-August), p. 36, fig. 15.
Ghose, Rajeshwari. In the Footsteps of the Buddha: An Iconic Journey from India to China. (Hong Kong: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 1998) Plate 54.
Hong Kong, University Art Gallery, In the Footsteps of the Buddha, Sept. 25- Dec.15, 1998.
Sold to Mr. James W. Alsdorf (died 1990), Chicago, Ill., by Mr. Konrad Seitz, Munich, Germany, September 26, 1974; Loaned long-term to the Art Institute of Chicago by Mr. James W. Alsdorf (died 1990), Chicago, Ill., June 26, 1978; Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago by Mrs. James W. Alsdorf (née Marilynn Bruder), Chicago, Ill., December 31, 2010.
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