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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support
Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.111/1964_2.111.JPG

Râmâyana manuscript page: Rama kills the deer (folio no. 31)

Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Malwa School

The artist has captured the story of the deer hunt with the fewest possible elements, in a way that is instantly recognizable and yet takes liberties with the classical tale. The forest is represented by two trees and a few sprays of foliage; the deer is a mundane gray, not magical gold; and Sita waits anxiously in a white marble pavilion, rather than a thatched hut. The vibrantly colored backgrounds divide the composition into zones that create mood and organize the narrative.

17th century

1635-1650

1964/2.111

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 9.39736

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.118/1964_2.118.JPG

Woman with Hindu mendicant (Ragamala scene??)

Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Malwa School

18th century

18th century

1964/2.118

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 9.39736

Full Record: x-1979-sl-1.148/1979_1.148.JPG

Descent of the River Ganges

Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Bundelkhand

In this intensely lyrical painting from Bundelkhand in Central India, the great river is shown tumbling from the night sky. Ascetics sit cross-legged on the mountainside, offering their austerities to Shiva, while women come to venerate Ganga. The river teems with life—crocodiles, turtles, fish, and birds—while lions, leopards, jackals, monkeys, and rabbits cavort on its banks.

18th century

circa 1775

1979/1.148

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.72/1979_2.72.JPG

Hanuman?

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1979/2.72

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.76/1979_2.76.JPG

Garuda

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

13th century-18th century

1979/2.76

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.77/1979_2.77.JPG

Equestrian Figure

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

19th century

19th century

1979/2.77

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.108/1975_2.108.JPG

Laksmi-Narayana on Garuda

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

17th-18th century

circa 17th century - 18th century

1975/2.108

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.122/1975_2.122.JPG

Parshvanatha (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

20th-century

20th century

1975/2.122

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.126/1975_2.126.JPG

Lakshmi-Narayana, pair of standing figures (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.126

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.128/1975_2.128.JPG

Virabhadra

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

17th-18th century

circa 17th century - 18th century

1975/2.128

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.129/1975_2.129.JPG

Vishnu with Two Attendants

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

20th-century

circa 19th century - 20th century

1975/2.129

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.133/1975_2.133.JPG

Bala-Krishna

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.133

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.45/1976_2.45.JPG

Vishnu and Attendants with a Solar Disc in the Background

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

10th–12th century

10th century - 12th century

1976/2.45

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.50/1976_2.50.JPG

Mahishasuramardini with eight arms

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1976/2.50

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.60/1976_2.60.JPG

Folk-Ganesha in a Seated Position

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.60

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.61/1976_2.61.JPG

Shiva Trimurti in ascetic garb (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

16th-18th century

16th century - 17th century

1976/2.61

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.51/1977_2.51.JPG

Bhairava and Devi

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

19th century

19th century

1977/2.51

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.73/1977_2.73.JPG

Mahish-Asura-Mardini (Durga killing the buffalo demon)

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.73

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.79/1977_2.79.JPG

Standing Village Deity (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.79

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.81/1977_2.81.JPG

Male and female figures

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.81

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.100/1977_2.100OBV.JPG

Shrine with Annapurna and Devi

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.100

brass

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.105/1977_2.105.JPG

Deva

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.105

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.106/1977_2.106.JPG

Folk Shiva

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.106

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.99/1977_2.99.JPG

Bala Krishna

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

20th century

20th century

1977/2.99

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.117/1978_2.117.JPG

Shiva and Nandi on a Pedestal Base

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

10th-12th century

10th century - 12th century

1978/2.117

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.137/1978_2.137.JPG

Shiva as Trimurti, with three heads and six arms

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1978/2.137

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.140/1978_2.140.JPG

Folk Figure of Female Devotee Making an Offering

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1978/2.140

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.69/1978_2.69.JPG

Shiva attended by a horse and other creatures

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.69

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.71/1978_2.71.JPG

Bull

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1978/2.71

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.78/1978_2.78.JPG

Ganesha seated with a rat

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

13th century

13th century

1978/2.78

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.79/1978_2.79.JPG

Vishnu and Attendant Figures with Flame Arch

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

14th century - 16th century

1978/2.79

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.80/1978_2.80.JPG

Lakshmi Narayana (Vishnu, seated, with Lakshmi, Garuda, and two attendants)

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

16th century

16th century

1978/2.80

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.81/1978_2.81.JPG

Horse (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

19th century

19th century

1978/2.81

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.82/1978_2.82.JPG

Linga Shrine

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1978/2.82

brass

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.83/1978_2.83.JPG

Durga, seated in lalitasana, holding weapons and head of Buffalo Demon

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1978/2.83

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.84/1978_2.84.JPG

Daksha Mask

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

20th century

20th century

1978/2.84

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.32/1979_2.32.JPG

Garuda

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

13th century-18th century

1979/2.32

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.35/1979_2.35.JPG

Matsyavatara (Fish Avatar) of Vishnu

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

20th-century

20th century

1979/2.35

bronze

rank 9.30679

Vishnu

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1979/2.48

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.49/1979_2.49.JPG

Village Deity

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1979/2.49

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.52/1979_2.52.JPG

Durga

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

16th century

16th century

1979/2.52

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.58/1979_2.58.JPG

Garuda

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

13th century-18th century

1979/2.58

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.59/1979_2.59.JPG

Equestrian Figure

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1979/2.59

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.69/1979_2.69.JPG

Hanuman

Artist Unknown, India, North or Central India

18th century

18th century

1979/2.69

bronze

rank 9.30679

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.285/1980_2.285.JPG

Yakshi and attendant

Artist Unknown, India, North India

This broken fragment depicts a now headless goddess or yakshi standing with a much smaller male attendant. She wears a necklace, bracelets and a girdle consisting of three rows of small round shapes. She stands with her left hand at her waist and the right hand next to the head of her attendant. He wears a turban and large earrings and a belt of a single line of round shapes. They both wear diaphanous lower garments that make them appear nude with both of them with their genitals exposed. The fragment is broken above the male figure’s knees and below the yakshi’s knees.

2nd century

2nd century

1980/2.285

terracotta

rank 9.13118

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.148/1981_2.148.JPG

Mother Goddess

Artist Unknown, India, North India

This black terracotta is broken at the waste and depicts a simple body decorated with globs of clay decorated with punch-marked decorations. The face is modeled a bit more realistically with wide-open eyes and a full mouth. The front of her hair is in a series of rounded ball-like curls and a circular starburst decoration is at the top. The other oval globs frame the face of the goddess and cascade down what is left of her body.

1st century BCE-1st century CE

1st century BCE - 1st century CE

1981/2.148

terracotta

rank 9.13118

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.112/1975_2.112.JPG

Durga

Artist Unknown, India, North India

17th century

17th century

1975/2.112

brass

rank 9.13118

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.2/1977_2.2.JPG

Syamatara

Artist Unknown, India, Northeastern India

12th century

12th century

1977/2.2

black chlorite (stone)

rank 9.13118

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.396/1983_1.396.JPG

Buddha, seated under a canopy of 3 leaves on a double lotus dais in the padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra, flanked by two stupas

Artist Unknown, India, Northeastern India

The Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. He is shown under three leaves, indicating the bodhi tree under which he sat while meditating before reaching an awakening. He is shown flanked by two stupas, or reliquary monuments, symbolizing his attainment of nirvana.

11th century

11th century

1983/1.396

black schist

rank 9.13118

Full Record: x-1990-sl-1.176/1990_1.176.JPG

Buddha, seated in bhumisparsa mudra, surrounded by five stupas (votive plaque)

Artist Unknown, India, Northeastern India

This clay votive plaque depicts the Buddha in the gesture of “calling the earth to witness." He is shown here surrounded by five stupas, or reliquary monuments.

12th century

12th century

1990/1.176

terracotta

rank 9.13118