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Durga slaying the Buffalo-Titan

Type
Hindu sculpture
Historical period(s)
Central Javanese Period, 9th century
Medium
Stone
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 54.5 × 25.4 × 17 cm (21 7/16 × 10 × 6 11/16 in)
Geography
Indonesia, Java
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1914.54

To 1914
D. Komter, Amsterdam, to 1914 [1]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from D. Komter in 1914 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 520, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
D. Komter (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Keyword(s)
Central Javanese period (600 - 799), chakra, death, demon, Durga, halo, Indonesia, water buffalo
Collection(s) Area
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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