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Mithuna Couple

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Sandstone
DATES ca. 5th century C.E.
DIMENSIONS overall: 27 x 19 1/4 x 8 in., 217 lb. (68.6 x 48.9 x 20.3 cm, 98.43 kg)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Menke
PROVENANCE Prior to 1977, provenance not yet documented; by 1977, acquired by Christian Humann (Pan-Asian Collection) of New York, NY and Paris, France; 1982, purchased from the estate of Christian Humann by a New York gallery; between 1982 and 1986, provenance not yet documented; by 1986, purchased from an unidentified dealer by Mr. and Mrs. John L. Menke of Scarsdale, NY; 1986, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Menke to the Brooklyn Museum.
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MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
CAPTION Mithuna Couple, ca. 5th century C.E. Sandstone, overall: 27 x 19 1/4 x 8 in., 217 lb. (68.6 x 48.9 x 20.3 cm, 98.43 kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Menke, 86.273. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.273_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 86.273_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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