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Paul Gauguin

European Art

Paul Gauguin based this composition on details of a sculptural relief from the eighth– to ninth-century temple complex of Borobudur, in central Java, Indonesia, which he knew from a photograph in his possession. The hands of the three Tahitian women on the left form the mudra position namaskara, a gesture of greeting and adoration, in imitation of three Buddhist monks in the relief.
MEDIUM Woodcut on Eastern laid paper adhered overall to wove paper
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1899
    DIMENSIONS Image: 6 9/16 x 12 1/8 in. (16.7 x 30.8 cm) Sheet: 6 9/16 x 12 1/8 in. (16.7 x 30.8 cm)
    SIGNATURE Signed lower right in block, "Paul Gauguin fecit"
    INSCRIPTIONS Upper left in block: "22"; upper right in block: "TAHITI"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.152
    STATE I and IIb
    EDITION Edition: 22/Approximately 30
    CREDIT LINE By exchange
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