Sculpture
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Surya, The Sun God
India, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh, circa 1100-1150
Sculpture
Magnesian schist

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 13 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Sarasvati

10th-11th century
Sandstone
Sculpture
India

Sarasvati, goddess of speech, learning, and the arts, is revered by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists alike. Associated especially with music and knowledge, she plays the vina (a stringed instrument) and holds a palm-leaf manuscript. Here, she a... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Sarasvati
6th Century
Sandstone
India

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 8 Jan 2016 Sculpture
Plaque with a Royal Family
Shunga period
1st century B.C.
India (West Bengal, Chandraketugarh)
Terracotta

This family scene and the touching intimacy that permeates it are unusual in Indian terracotta. With his left hand, the man, seated on a chair, holds the back of his wife's head: she stands ... Read More
 25 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Christ the Good Shepherd
India, Goa, 17th century
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Ivory

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 11 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Shiva as the Cosmic Pillar
India, Tamil Nadu, early 12th century
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Granulite with traces of paint

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 9 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Krishna Rajamannar with His Wives, Rukmini and Satyabhama, and His Mount, Garuda
India, Tamil Nadu, late 12th-13th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

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 23 Nov 2015 Sculpture
In the beginning of the Heian period (794–1185), the priest Kūkai (774–835) brought from China into Japan a new type of Esoteric Buddhism known in Japanese as mikkyō. Esoteric Buddhist practices worshiped a wide range of deities using rituals that required special implements, mystical incan... Read More
 21 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Standing Uma
Angkor period
ca. 975
Cambodia
Stone

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 21 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Goddess Uma, 1000s
Nepal, 11th Century

Gilt bronze and semiprecious stones

Uma is a mother goddess, and she is depicted here as turning toward her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, a companion sculpture from which this image of Uma has been separated. The grace and femininity of this solid-cast fig... Read More
 15 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Plaque with the Goddess Durga Standing on a Lotus
Shunga period
1st century B.C.
India (West Bengal)
Wood

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 15 Oct 2015 Sculpture
The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Durga Mahishasuramardhini)
12th century
Himachal Pradesh, probably Chamba Valley
Brass

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 13 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Durga, Halebid - 1856

An albumen print by Richard Banner Oakeley of the mother-goddess Durga (a form of Shakti) at Halebid in Karnataka. The most important monument at the temple site of Halebid, formerly the capital of the Hoysalas of the Deccan, is the Hoysaleswara temple, dedicated to Shiva, ... Read More
 13 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

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 4 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Cow and Calf
India, Uttar Pradesh, late 7th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 4 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Cow Adoring a Shivalinga
India, Tamil Nadu, circa 800
Sculpture
Granite

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 4 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Cow and Calf
India, Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 20 Sep 2015 Sculpture
Elephant with Riders
India, Uttar Pradesh (?), 1st century B.C.
Sculpture
Terracotta

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 16 Sep 2015 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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 16 Sep 2015 Sculpture
Dancing Ganesha, c. 1000
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Early 11th Century
Sandstone

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