Sculpture
 17 Feb 2015 Sculpture
Umapati (Shiva, the Primeval Father God, and Uma, the Great Mother Goddess)
India, Uttar Pradesh, Deogarh region, circa 750-800
Sculpture
Gray sandstone

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 23 Jan 2015 Sculpture
Ganesha in Jainism

Ganesha is worshipped by most Jainas, for whom he appears to have taken over certain functions of Kubera. Jaina connections with the trading community support the idea that Jainism took up the worship of Ganesha as a result of commercial connections.

The Jaina canonical liter... Read More
 23 Jan 2015 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
 23 Jan 2015 Sculpture
Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles
India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir region
7th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

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 23 Jan 2015 Sculpture
Dancing Ganesha
India, Madhya Pradesh, 11th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 23 May 2014 Sculpture
Standing figure of Vishnu
Styone Shale
Kashmir, 9th century AD

Standing figure of Vishnu. It is broken at the thighs and lower part is now missing. The arms are also broken and partly missing.

The halo is broken except on the left side where it is penetrated by a small hole. The figure has a s... Read More
 23 May 2014 Sculpture
Vishnu Chaturmurti
Karkota period - 8th to 9th century AD
Kashmir

Sculptural representations of Vishnu Chaturmurti exist throughout northern India but is most characteristic of the Kashmir region where it assumed a prominent position in the Hindu pantheon.

Vishnu in his four-fold aspect, Chatur... Read More
 16 May 2014 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
 5 May 2014 Sculpture
The Hindu God Vishnu on His Mount Garuda

Nepal, 7th century
Sculpture
Gray-black argillite

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 27 Feb 2014 Sculpture
Shiva as Nataraja in the caves of Elephanta

Photograph

1895 - 1915 ca

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 27 Feb 2014 Sculpture
Shiva in meditation

Dieng Plateau
Java

1864 ca

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 6 Jan 2014 Sculpture
Dance scene of 13 male figures made of plaster and painted brown with white clothing, all standing on circular wooden board (a). Figures attached to board with metal wires protruding from their feet and pass through holes in board. (b) man wearing turban and loincloth playing drum held horizontal... Read More
 15 Dec 2013 Sculpture
HARIHARA is the name of a combined deity form of both Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) from the Hindu tradition. Also known as Shankaranarayana ("Shankara" is Shiva, and "Narayana" is Vishnu), Harihara is thus worshipped by both Vaishnavites and Shaivities as a form of the Supreme God, as well as b... Read More
 15 Dec 2013 Sculpture
'Deification stele with figure of Harihara, in the Residency garden, Kediri, East Java, 1866-67'

The colonial authorities in the Dutch East Indies had first used photography to document the great Buddhist stupa of Borobudur in 1844, but this very early archaeological project proved abortive an... Read More
 2 Nov 2013 Sculpture
Sculpture of Vishnu as Trivikrama in the north verandah of Cave II, Badami, Bijapur District - 1874

Photograph of a sculpture of Vishnu as Trivikrama in the north verandah of Cave 2 at Badami, taken by James Burgess in 1874. Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, was the capital of the early Chaluk... Read More
 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Sculpture of Durga as Mahishasuramardini
11th century
India

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 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Durga as Mahishasuramardini
12th century

Pala-Sena dynasty

Brass
H: 15.7 W: 10.1 D: 8.2 cm
Bangladesh

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 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Durga slaying the Buffalo
9th century

Central Javanese Period

Stone
Java, Indonesia

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 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Figure of Durga slaying the Buffalo-demon
Deccan Plateau
Late 9th century - early 10th century AD

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 9 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Ganesha

1865 ca.
Jakarta

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