Return of 16th Century Mask of Bhairava to Nepal by The Rubin Museum of Art

 

 

 

Viewing the 16th-Century Mask of Bhairava at The Rubin Museum of Art in 2017.

The Rubin Museum of Art has returned a circa 16th-century mask of the deity Bhairava to Nepal after receiving new evidence concerning its provenance. The return ceremony took place at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on December 4, 2023, and included three additional works from other collections. Acting Consul General Mr. Bishnu Prasad Gautam received the object on behalf of the Government of Nepal.

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