Sculpture
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Dancing Ganesha
India, Madhya Pradesh, 11th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Posthumous Portrait of a Queen as Parvati

Eastern Javanese period
14th century
Indonesia (Java)
Andesite

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 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Four-Armed Ganesha Seated on Two Lions

9th–early 10th century
Pakistan (Northwest Frontier Province, probably Swat Valley)
Bronze with silver inlay

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 5 Jun 2016 Sculpture
Hanuman

Cambodia, Angkor, Bayon style, 12th Century

When posed in this powerful and exuberant manner, the image of Hanuman stood at the top of a standard. As the son of the wind god and the most powerful of the primeval forest-dwellers, who are depicted with the head and tail of a monkey and th... Read More
 5 Jun 2016 Sculpture
A sandstone figural relief of Surya
Central India, 10th/11th Century

The solar deity standing in a frontal hieratic pose with both hands raised and holding a stylized blossoms, a small figure of his consort standing between his boots and accompanied by his two sons Shani and Yama standing on the... Read More
 21 May 2016 Sculpture
Head of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 300s-400s

Afghanistan or Pakistan, Gandhara, late Kushan Period (1st century-320)
Stucco

By this period, individual bodhisattvas were beginning to be revered as ideal figures who would deliberately postpone their own enlightenment and entrance into final ni... Read More
 21 May 2016 Sculpture
Seated Sakyamuni, late 1st century - early 2nd century A.D.

India, Mathura, Kushan Period (1st century-320)
Red mottled sandstone

This Buddha is placed on a lion pedestal, part of which is broken off. The pedestal was undoubtedly flanked on both sides by seated lions in profile; its center is d... Read More
 20 May 2016 Sculpture
Narasimha, the Man-Lion Avatar of Vishnu

India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura region, mid-6th century
Sculpture
Mottled red sandstone

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 8 May 2016 Sculpture
Ayyanar (also spelt Aiyyanar, Ayanar or Iyenar) is a Hindu village god of Tamil Nadu also worshipped by Sri Lankan Tamils. He is primarily worshipped as a guardian deity who protects the rural villages. Most officiating priests are derive from local potter community, but other caste members also ... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as the Supreme Teacher

India, Tamil Nadu, 950-1000
Sculpture
Granulite

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
One-Faced Linga (Ekamukhalinga), 600s-700s

Eastern India, Bihar, Medieval Period, Pala Dynasty, 7th-8th Century
Chloritic schist

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Triad, early 900s

Indonesia, Central Java, Prambanam, Temple of Loro Jonggrang, Early 10th Century
Volcanic stone

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as Slayer of the Elephant Demon, 1000s

South India, Tamil Nadu, early Chola Period, 11th century
Granite

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Linga Altar with Four Faces of Shiva

Thakuri period
ca.1045
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Copper alloy

Shiva linga are variously represented as an unadorned pillar or with one, four, or five heads of Shiva. This linga altar has a four-faced form (chaturmukha). It is banded, likely with munja grass h... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as Mrityunjaya, the Conquerer of Death

Pala period
12th century
Bangladesh or India (Bengal)
Black stone

This is an extremely rare representation of Shiva as Mrityunjaya, the destroyer of death and disease. He is shown deep in meditation in yogic form, as indicated by his interlocked legs... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Standing Bodisattva Maitreya (Buddha of the Future)

ca. 3rd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Maitreya is the Buddha of the next age, much as Shakyamuni is the Buddha of our age. He resides in Tushita heaven waiting for his final rebirth. As befits his highest rebirth, he wea... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Great Departure and the Temptation of the Buddha

Ikshvaku period
ca. first half of the 3rd century
India (Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjunakonda)
Limestone

The lower scene shows Siddhartha on horseback leaving his father's palace in order to seek enlightenment. A groom leads the horse, whose hoofs ... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Dream of Queen Maya (the Buddha's Conception)

Kushan period
ca. 2nd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Female attendants and guards, one of whom holds a sword, surround Maya, who is sleeping on a bed that has turned legs and is covered with an elegant floral textile. Maya ... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
A sandstone figural relief of Surya
Central India, 10th/11th Century

The solar deity standing in a frontal hieratic pose with both hands raised and holding a stylized blossoms, a small figure of his consort standing between his boots and accompanied by his two sons Shani and Yama standing on the... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Surya, The Sun God
Indonesia, Central Java or Shrivijaya, 9th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy with traces of gilding

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