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On display on Level 1

Eastern Ganga dynasty (11th-15th centuries) Orissa, India
Prajnaparamita, goddess of wisdom 12th century Place made: Choudwar, Cuttack, Odisha (Orissa), India
Creation Notes: Eastern Ganga dynasty
Materials & Technique: sculptures, stone
Dimensions: 60.0 h x 28.0 w x 14.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.531
  • The supplied chain of ownership for this object is being reviewed and further research is underway. The provenance information listed has been substantiated by documentation. Details may be refined and updated as research progresses. (updated 2016)
  • bought by Mrs Frieda Hauswirth Das in Cuttack, Orissa, India, c 1930
  • on loan to Philadelphia Museum of Art, from 1931
  • returned to Mrs Frieda Hauswirth Das via Dorothy Hopfer, New York, 28 April, 1941
  • possibly with art dealer Alice Boney, New York, before 1960
  • with Mr Earl Morse, New York, 1960 or before
  • by descent to the estate of Mr Earl Morse, New York, 1988
  • which sold it through art dealer Peter Marks, New York
  • to the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1990 for USD 75,000