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The Temptation of Shakyamuni

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Inscription

In a thin band across the lower part of the painting, in Newari script, an identificatory inscription including a date equivalent to 1561 AD.

Provenance

By 1967, John Goelet, New York, NY (probably purchased in India or Neapl in the 1960's); 1967 gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Nepalese, dated 1561(Nepal Samvat 681)

Object Place

Nepal

Dimensions

108.5 x 75.5 cm (42 11/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.846

Medium or Technique

Thangka in panel format; distemper on cotton

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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