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Exhibition Detail
Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal from California Collections
216 O Street
Sacramento, California 95814

January 31st, 2013 - February 10th, 2013
Unknown artist, Vajrapani, Nepal, Unknown artist, Vajrapani, Nepal,
late 10th - early 11th century, Gilt copper alloy, 8 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.
© Private Collection, California
916 808 7000
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm; Closed Mondays (Holiday Mondays 10 AM – 5 PM)

On view on the Museum’s second floor.

The Newar people, who have inhabited Nepal's Kathmandu Valley for centuries, are renowned for their skill as artisans, creating both Buddhist and Hindu sculptures, paintings, and architectural carvings. While Indian art inspired early Newari art, these artists developed a unique style that influenced both Tibetan and Chinese artists. This exhibition explores Newari art through paintings, ritual objects, and stone, wood, and bronze sculptures drawn from private California collections and the collection of the Crocker Art Museum. These 44 diverse works highlight the richness of Nepalese culture. A full-color catalogue featuring an essay by independent scholars Nancy Tingley, Ph.D., and Nutandhar Sharma will accompany the exhibition.

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