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Chakrasamvara and Nairatmya, 19th century

Unknown (Nepalese - 19th century)

opaque watercolour on cotton
91 x 67.5 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26876)

In Himalayan art the iconography of divinities remains the same whether painted or sculpted. In this sense, even sculpture in the round is intended to be seen frontally.

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