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

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

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

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 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, circa 2nd century
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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
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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 connections w... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Dancing Ganesha
India, Madhya Pradesh, 11th century
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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
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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
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Granulite

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