Vishnu and Lakshmi Seated on a Lotus Blossum, early 1900s- India, Pahari Hills, Kangra school, 19th century, ink and color on paper, Sheet: 13.30 x 9.00 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/2 inches). Bequest of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1997.118
The brightly colored masks at the anual Tsechu festivals in Bhutan represent good and evil, and the dancers enact the age-old tale where good always wins. The dances are considered to give merit in the next life to all who see them. Held at the end of August each year.