In honor of our Spring Bazaar—a special textile, mask, and accessory sale taking place in our shop that begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday—we’re highlighting stunning depictions of richly textural fabrics and ornate jewelry from our collection.
We hope you’ll pay a visit to these artworks, and our shop, this weekend!
Currently on view in our “Masterworks” exhibition, this 17th-century wood sculpture depicts Yellow Tara wearing sumptuous red-and-black garments, a lavish headdress, and gilded earrings.
This Mongolian mask from the 19th or 20th century can be seen near the bottom of our spiral staircase. Made of papier-mÃ¢ché, this mask wears a headdress festooned with skulls and exquisite dangling earrings.
In this detail shot of a 1694 painting of Siddha Lakshmi, we see the patron deity of the Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley seated on the shoulders of Shiva, her consort. Her lower half is covered in sumptuous striped fabric. This works is now on view in “Gateway to Himalayan Art.”
Our final selection is this 17th-century sculpture of Yellow Jambhala, also on view in our “Gateway” exhibition. Seated on a snail, the wealth deity is seen here wearing vibrant, eye-catching garments. In his left hand, he holds a blue mongoose, which spits jewels out of its mouth.