The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Royal Female Donor

Royal Female Donor

c. 1500
Location: 237 Himalayan

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The pleated skirt tied with a scarf around her waist is characteristic of Nepal.


Carrying a lamp in one hand, this female figure draped in finery was probably included as the donor of a sculptural group. She wears a complex headdress consisting of a network of beads and plaques joined together, ending in a bell at her forehead and crowning a long cloth that reaches to her waist. Her position on a lotus flower may indicate the transcendent state she attained as a result of the karmic merit of her donation.
  • ?–1978
    Mrs. Stanley A. [Sarita Hopkins] Weeks [1913–2004], Jamestown, NY, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Year in Review: 1978. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 13-March 18, 1979).
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