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Two Plaques from a Tantric Ritual Apron, Kinnari, and Lotus Flower

16th century or later
(a) Kinnari: L. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm
(b) Lotus: L. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.424.20a, b
Not on view
Cynthia Hazen Polsky , New York (until 1987; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas," December 20, 2014–June 14, 2015.

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