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Female Attendant Bearing Fly-Whisk (Chauri)

Female Attendant Bearing Fly-Whisk (Chauri)

Overall: 7.8 x 2.3 x 1 cm (3 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.); Base: 2.2 x 2.3 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)
Location: 237 Himalayan

Did You Know?

The chaurī, or flywhisk, is a frequent attribute of attendants.
  • ?-1972
    (Spink & Son, Ltd., London, UK, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Lee, Sherman E. "The Year in Review for 1972." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 60, no. 3 (1973): 63-115. Mentioned: no. 322, p. 115; Mentioned: no. 322, p. 92
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 293
    Czuma, Stanislaw. "A Unique Addition to the School of Kashmiri Ivories." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 75, no. 8 (1988): 298-319. Mentioned and Reproduced: fig. 5, p. 302; fig. 8b, p. 305
    Benay, Erin E. Italy by Way of India: Translating Art and Devotion in the Early Modern World. Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2021. Mentioned and reproduced: pp. 79–80, fig. 68
  • Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL (organizer) (January 13-April 19, 2015); Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY (May 22-October 19, 2015).
  • {{cite web|title=Female Attendant Bearing Fly-Whisk (Chauri)|url=false|author=|year=700s|access-date=01 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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