Sculpture
 9 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Standing Ganesha

Pre-Angkor period, Prasat Andet style, second half of 7th century
Cambodia
Stone

The elephant-headed deity Ganesha removes obstacles and is thus the god of success and good fortune; in this sense, he is a god of great importance for everyday existence. In Southeast Asia, ... Read More
 9 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles

9th/10th century
Central Java
Indonesia

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 9 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Twenty-Armed Dancing Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles

10th century
Madhya Pradesh
India

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 8 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Image of a Goddess (possibly Uma)

Champa period
9th/10th century
Bronze
Vietnam

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 8 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Uma

Bronze
1400 - 1500 ca.
India

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 8 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Pārvatī

Made of sandstone
Pre-Angkor (period)
8thC(early)
Cambodia

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 11 Aug 2013 Sculpture
Figure of Kālī striding over recumbent Śiva. Her necklace is formed of several skulls, while in her hand she carries a further gory trophy. Her crown is of a specifically Bengali type. Made of painted and gilded clay.

19thC(late)
Bengal

Curator's comments:
Dallapiccola 2004:

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 11 Jul 2013 Sculpture
Royal Insignia of Vijayanagar - The Boar, Sun, Moon and Dagger.

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 10 Jul 2013 Sculpture
A figure in bronze of the goddess Pārvatī.
Vijayanagara
1550 (circa)
Bronze
Height: 58 centimetres

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 10 Jul 2013 Sculpture
One of a pair of balustrades in the shape of a lion looking backwards.
Vijayanagara
16th century

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 1 May 2013 Sculpture
Disk Stone with a Four-Part Design of Palmettes and Lotus Buds

Date: 1st century B.C.
Ancient region of Gandhara, Taxila
Stone
Dimensions: Diam. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Sculpture

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 1 May 2013 Sculpture
Female Head, terracotta, 6th-7th century, Gandharan style, Jammu, India

The site of Pambarvan, near Akhnur, appears to have been a Buddhist stupa site. Sixth century Gupta coins have been found, together with the terracotta remains of sculptural decorations, most notably a series of terracotta... Read More
 30 Apr 2013 Sculpture
Representation of Mañjuśrī

Figure (Manjusri). Holding lotus and flanked by scrolled borders.
Made of sandstone.

Findspot: Nalanda

ca. 8th Century

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 28 Apr 2013 Sculpture
Relief showing the Descent of the Buddha from Trayastrimsa Heaven, grey schist, 3rd century AD, Gandhara.

The Buddha chose to ascend to the heaven of the Thirty-Three Gods (Trayastrimsa, equivalent to Indra's Svarga Heaven) in order to preach to the gods and his mother who also resided to eart... Read More
 27 Apr 2013 Sculpture
Relief plaque, moulded Terracotta, Kausambi.
Circa 1st century BC

The upper part of a terracotta plaque with a moulded relief of a full-frontal female head and upper torso. The plaque has an arched top with a rounded moulding below which at the centre there is a hole. The female has an elabor... Read More
 27 Apr 2013 Sculpture
Seated Buddha figure in pleated robes, torso with missing head and hands, pink mottled sandstone, Mathura.

Early 3rd century.

Seated Buddha, with highly developed physical displaying 'inner breath' (prana) beneath the articulated folds of the monastic robes. The yogic posture is combined wi... Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Four-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion, ca. second quarter of 8th century
Prakhon Chai, Buriram Province, Thailand
Bronze with high tin content; silver and black-glass or obsidian inlay in eyes
H. 56 in. (142.2 cm)

In the Buddhist pantheon, the Bodhisattva Avalok... Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Head of Krishna(?)
Si Thep style, 7th century
Thailand (Phetchabun Province)
Stone
H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)

Although this head is closely related to Pre-Angkor sculpture, the facial features show close affinities with the emerging Mon-Dvaravati style of Thailand. Typical of the production of... Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Linga with One Face of Shiva (Ekamukhalinga)
Mon-Dvaravati period, 7th–early 8th century
Thailand (Phetchabun Province, Si Thep)
Stone
H. 55 1/8 in. (140 cm)

Kings established monumental lingas throughout Thailand in the seventh and eighth centuries. Clearly Shaivism was important to the... Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Essay:
The Mon-Dvaravati Tradition of Early North-Central Thailand
By Kurt Behrendt
Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Between the seventh and ninth centuries, multiple competing kingdoms emerged in central Thailand and it is at this time that the earliest Buddhist and ... Read More