Object Place: Nepal
129.5 x 47.5 cm (51 x 18 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton, mounted with cotton mounts and thin wood dowels in Nepalese style
Not On View
Painting in hanging scroll (thangka) format, with triangular banners on the bottom, no veil or streamers, painted with floral decoration on reverse.
A green god (possibly Agni) dances atop a goat (?). The deity has two arms, holding a jewel-topped staff and a lotus. He wears elaborate ornaments including a crown and flowing scarves. Above him is an elaborate, multi-colored canopy with pendant scarves and horse hair tassels. He is surrounded by large flowers. The background is a scrolling pattern of red on red. The reverse is painted with a repeated pattern of red and blue flowers against a trellis of yellow and green foliage. Three large splotches of yellow (unidentified) dot the reverse.
1920, gift of the Otis Norcross Fund to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1920)
Otis Norcross Fund