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The Rubin Research

This audio tour highlights select artworks from the Rubin Museum’s collection in connection to our annual theme, “Power: Within Us and Between Us,” including objects representing the power of wealth and the power of ritual.

Power of Objects Intro

Shakyamuni Buddha
Eastern Tibet; 16th century
Pigments on cloth
Rubin Museum of Art
Gift of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation
F1997.1.5 (HAR 39)


Tsangpa Karpo
Tibet; 17th century
Pigments on cotton
Rubin Museum of Art Gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin
C2006.66.408 (HAR 853)


Vajrayogini
Tibet; 18th century
Brass and gilt copper alloy
Rubin Museum of Art
C2005.16.47 (HAR 65470)


Vajra
Tibet/China; Ming, ca. second quarter of the 15th century
Copper and gilt copper alloy
Pritzker Collection
L2013.41.1.1


Ritual Peg, Kila
Tibet; ca. 17th century
Iron and gilt brass
Rubin Museum of Art
C2005.16.66 (HAR 65489)


Lotus Mandala of Hevajra
Northeastern India; ca. 12th century
Copper alloy
Rubin Museum of Art
C2003.10.2 (HAR 65207)


Vajrapani Trampling Snakes
Eastern India or western Tibet; 10th–11th century
Copper alloy
Rubin Museum of Art
C2005.17.1 (HAR 65566)


Red-and-Black-Faced Yamari, “Blazing Razor of Extreme Repelling”
Tibet; ca. late 17th century
Pigments on cloth
Rubin Museum of Art
C2008.4 (HAR 65815)


Tara Protecting from the Eight Fears
Kham Province, southeastern Tibet; late 19th–early 20th century
Pigments on cloth with silk brocade
Rubin Museum of Art
Gift of Dr. Michael Henss, Zurich
C2014.8


Vaishravana, Guardian King of the North
China; Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 16th century
Wood with lacquer and gold pigment
Rubin Museum of Art
Gift from a trustee in honor of Shelley and Donald Rubin, founders of the Rubin Museum of Art
C2010.17




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