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Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.52c/1981_2.52C.JPG

Mukha-Linga, Cobra head

Artist Unknown, India, South India

This phallic representation of the god Shiva appears as a columnar head placed on a base with two rounded moldings on top of a series of square ones. His neck is fully cylindrical and the face is modeled on that cylinder. The eyes are wide open and a bow shaped eyebrow curves over them. He has a flared nose and luxuriant moustache over a narrow but full lips and a short ball like chin. A ‘U’ shaped element consisting of lines and a pearl motif probably represents his beard, perhaps held up in a tight net. His forehead is decorated with three raise lines that go straight across and his crown is basically flat over his hear decorated with a bunch of peak forms in the center with a finial surmounting the whole. His ears fan out almost like handles to a jar and are decorated with stylized arabesques. A five-headed snake hood rises behind the head and has a rib down its center and scale motives incised towards the bottom an ‘S’ shapes t denote the cobra ‘eyes’ to each side.

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1981/2.52C

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.59/1981_2.59.JPG

Durga, seated, with sixteen arms

Artist Unknown, India, South India

Durga sits with her legs in a half lotus position, crossed in front of her, but not interlaced. She has a narrow waist and rounded pointy breasts with broad shoulders. Her front two hands hold a rosary (also in a reassuring gesture) and a pot. Her other hands fan out around her. Reading clockwise, she carries a wide assortment of weapons, an arrow, sword, feather, club, discus, trident and [?] on her right and conch, bell, noose, trident, club?, shield, bow and a kapala (skull cup). She has large open eyes and a full mouth and nose. She wears jewelry including necklaces and shoulder loops, armlets, bracelets and large floral earrings. Her crown rest atop her head, but there are wing-like elements that fan out behind her ears. She sits on a squared base with stylized lotus petals over simpler moldings.

18th century

18th century

1981/2.59

copper

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.61/1981_2.61.JPG

Vishnu

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1981/2.61

copper

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.103/1975_2.103.JPG

Hanuman

Artist Unknown, India, South India

16th-18th century

16th century - 18th century

1975/2.103

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.107/1975_2.107.JPG

Durga

Artist Unknown, India, South India

20th-century

circa 19th century - 20th century

1975/2.107

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.109/1975_2.109.JPG

Durga as slayer of the Buffalo Demon (Mahisasuramardini)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th century

circa 17th century

1975/2.109

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.115/1975_2.115.JPG

Four-armed Seated Ganesha

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.115

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.116/1975_2.116.JPG

Ganesha with four arms, in a seated posture

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.116

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.117/1975_2.117.JPG

Seated Ganesha with 16 Arms and Consort Seated on Left Lap (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.117

copper

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.127/1975_2.127.JPG

Vinadhara - Dakshinamurti

Artist Unknown, India, South India

15th century - 16th century

1975/2.127

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.37/1976_2.37.JPG

Durga as slayer of the Buffalo Demon (Mahsasuramardini), enthroned

Artist Unknown, India, South India

16th-18th century

16th century - 17th century

1976/2.37

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.46/1976_2.46.JPG

Mahishasuramardini

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th century

17th century

1976/2.46

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.59/1976_2.59.JPG

Elephant and Mahout Lamp

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th century

17th century

1976/2.59

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.62/1976_2.62.JPG

Folk Deity in Standing Position

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.62

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.63/1976_2.63.JPG

Uma, seated

Artist Unknown, India, South India

14th-15th century

14th century - 15th century

1976/2.63

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.43/1977_2.43.JPG

Virabhadra plaque

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th–18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.43

brass (?)

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.44/1977_2.44.JPG

Virabhadra

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.44

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.45/1977_2.45.JPG

Virabhadra

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.45

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.48/1977_2.48.JPG

Eight-armed Durga Seated on a Ram

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.48

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.53/1977_2.53.JPG

Figure of the Village God (Aiyunar); warrior figure holding sword in upraised right hand and mace in left

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century

1977/2.53

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.55/1977_2.55.JPG

Ambika, Jaina

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.55

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.56/1977_2.56.JPG

Lakshmi-Narayana

Artist Unknown, India, South India

19th century

19th century

1977/2.56

copper

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.57/1977_2.57.JPG

Lakshmi-Narayana

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.57

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.58/1977_2.58.JPG

Bhairava (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.58

copper with gold overlay

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.59/1977_2.59.JPG

Uma Maheshvara

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.59

copper

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.60/1977_2.60.JPG

Rama, classical pose of the God who carries a quiver of arrows across right shoulder

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.60

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.61/1977_2.61.JPG

Rama

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.61

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.62/1977_2.62.JPG

Rama

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.62

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.101/1977_2.101.JPG

Shiva head on separate cast base with five headed cobra canopy

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.101

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.102/1977_2.102.JPG

Four Armed Vishnu

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

20th century

1977/2.102

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.103/1977_2.103.JPG

Bhairava (?), head

Artist Unknown, India, South India

Almost life size, this stylized face was probably placed upon a shaft and used as a religious standard at a temple. The face consists of almost a perfect circle with large ears to either side. His mouth is open showing tiny saw tooth like teeth with large canines at either end. His eyes are large and wide open with huge circular pupils and a heavy eyebrows and luxurious moustache. Horizontal lines on his forehead are signs of a follower of Shiva.

18th century

18th century

1977/2.103

brass or copper alloy

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.104/1977_2.104.JPG

Shiva in ekamukhalinga form, with cobra hood, on a dais

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.104

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.128/1977_2.128.JPG

Ramanuja

Artist Unknown, India, South India

n.d.

1977/2.128

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.88/1977_2.88.JPG

Ganesha, seated

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.88

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.91/1977_2.91.JPG

Vishnu triad, with Saraswati and Lakshmi (?) (miniature folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

19th century

19th century

1977/2.91

copper

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.93/1977_2.93.JPG

Hanuman

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.93

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.94/1977_2.94.JPG

four lingas

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.94

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.95/1977_2.95.JPG

5 lingas on a Lion

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.95

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.96/1977_2.96.JPG

Krishna as a child (one of 4 figures)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.96

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.101/1978_2.101.JPG

Shiva head (Terracotta)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1978/2.101

terracotta

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.108/1978_2.108.JPG

Durga

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1978/2.108

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.114/1978_2.114.JPG

Subrahmanya (also known as Karttikeya, Kumara, etc.)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

Subrahmanya stands on a tiered base which starts square and sloped, then is square and straight up and then round sloped with an incised decoration, then flanged out as a base for the figure to stand. He stands in an unbending pose and has four hands. Reading in a clockwise direction form the right front hand they are: in a reassuring gesture [abhyaya mudra], holding a vajra [a symbol of lightening], holding a symbol of a spear [actually what can be read as the head of the spear], and in a gesture of giving [varada mudra]. He wears a lung from his waist decorated with incised pattern and a lot of jewelry including belts with pendants, necklaces a decorated beaded sacred thread, large earring and an elaborate crown.

19th-20th century

19th century - 20th century

1978/2.114

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.118/1978_2.118.JPG

Jaina altar piece of the 24 [Caturvimsati] Jinas: with standing nude figure of Mahavira cast in the round occupying central area of base, flanked by small tirthankaras; incsribed but unread. From Mysore, Karnataka.

Artist Unknown, India, South India

15th-16th century

15th century - 16th century

1978/2.118

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.129/1978_2.129.JPG

South Indian (Karnatak) Female Figure of a "Mother Goddess" with Child in Her Left Arm & holding Trident in Right Hand

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.129

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.68/1978_2.68.JPG

Virabhadra plaque

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.68

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.70/1978_2.70.JPG

Virabhadra

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1978/2.70

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.74/1978_2.74A_B.JPG

Shiva, Durga, Hanuman, Garuda, Ganesha, Nandi, animals and various Tantric symbols cast in base and body-fluted upper border at body and at cover.

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1978/2.74

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.75/1978_2.75.JPG

Virabhadra

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.75

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.34/1979_2.34.JPG

Dipa Lakshmi

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1979/2.34

bronze

rank 6.15715

India (nation)

Virabhadra plaque

Artist Unknown, India, South India

Shiva as Virabhadra stand in a relaxed posture under an elaborate arch placed above a goose form on either side. The arch curves inward and forms a heart shape at the center meeting in a mask of glory, a kirtimukha. Against the pillars holding up the arch are figures of the goat-headed Daksha on his right and saintly figure on his right. Both are in posed of devotion with their hands in a prayer pose, namaskara. Virabhadra has four arms (reading clockwise from his front right hand) holding a sword, an axe, a trident and resting on a club. He wears a lower garment covered by a series of belts and a multi-tiered necklace coving much of his chest. He also wears a long garland decorated with small human heads at the bottom across his thighs. A five-headed snake hood is spread behind his crown and coils of the snake project above each of his shoulders.

19th century

20th century

1979/2.42

copper

rank 6.15715

India (nation)