Sculpture
 11 Apr 2017 Sculpture
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF PANCHAMUKHI HANUMAN
NEPAL, LATE MALLA PERIOD, CIRCA 1702

The shaft with a Nepali inscription translated, "On the 9th of the bright half of the month of Jyestha Nepal Samvat 822 [1702CE] King Bhupatindra Malla had [this sculpture] made for the occasion of the Siddhagni kot... Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Sculpture
The Maharishi Agastya
Indonesia, Central Java, 10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

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Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Sculpture
Sri Rama
Kerala, Chera Period, 11th Century
Copper alloy

Cast with the high ornamentation and expressive vitality of the Kerala style, this engaging and accomplished bronze is a rare sculptural depiction of Rama, the hero of India's great epic.

His expression is one of limitless vigor and abili... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Sculpture
Shiva and Parvati
900 AD
Sandstone sculpture
India

Image credit:
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Read More
 17 Jan 2017 Sculpture
A sandstone stele of a cow suckling a calf

Central India, circa 12th century

Carved in openwork with a cow suckling her young beneath an overhanging tree, flanked by a small donor figure supporting a tray of fruit.

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 5 Dec 2016 Sculpture
Dancing Celestial Deity (Devata)

early 12th century
India (Uttar Pradesh)
Sandstone

Imagine posing as a model for this dancing female figure. You'll soon realize that this striking pose is anatomically impossible. Yet the sculptor has captured the essence of continuous, whirling motion.

This ... Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Sculpture
Bust of Vishnu

Gupta period
5th–6th century
India (Bengal)
Terracotta

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© 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 6 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Goddess Sarasvati
India, Gujarat
1153 AD
Sculpture
White marble

Sarasvati, the Goddess of knowledge, learning, and music, is identified in the inscription on the base of this work. It states that the nobleman Parasuruma commissioned the piece in 1156 from the master builder Jagadeva to replace o... Read More
 4 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Sri Lakshmi
India, Kerala
16th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

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 4 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Gaja Lakshmi
India, Uttar Pradesh, Kausambi (?)
1st century B.C.
Sculpture
Terracotta

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 4 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Sri Lakshmi
India, Tamil Nadu, Kaveri region
9th century, with circa 12th century recutting
Sculpture
Granite

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 2 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga slaying the buffalo demon
Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

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 2 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga slaying the buffalo demon
India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, circa 200
Sculpture
Mottled red sandstone

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 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, circa 2nd century
Sculpture
Terracotta

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 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga Shrine

Late 18th - Late 19th century
Bengal, India

Durga represented as Mahishaasuramardini, recounting the legend of her fight against the buffalo demon Mahisha. Durga, mounted on a lion, with ten arms in which she holds the weapons granted by the gods of polytheistic Hinduism, will figh... Read More
 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Goddess Durga
Cambodia, 7th-8th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga slaying the buffalo demon, Mahishasura
India, Karnataka, 13th century
Hoysala Sculpture
Magnesian schist

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 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Ganesha in South East Asia

Hindus spread through Maritime Southeast Asia and took their culture with them, including Ganesha, statues of whom are found throughout the region, often beside Shiva sanctuaries. The forms of Ganesha found in Hindu art of Java, Bali, and Borneo show specific regional ... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Ganesha in Shingon Buddhism, Japan

Ganesha worship was brought to Japan by early Buddhists through China. In Japan the Ganesha cult was first mentioned in AD 806. Scholars commonly date the presence of Ganesha in Japan with the age of Kukai (774- 834), the founder of the Shingon sect of Japanese... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Ganesha in Jainism

Udayagiri, Cave 6, detail showing Dvārapāla, Viṣṇu and Gaṇeśa in Udayagiri has probably one of the oldest datable Gaṇeśas in India (9th-10th Century).

Ganesha is worshipped by most Jainas, for whom he appears to have taken over certain functions of Kubera. Jaina c... Read More