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Vishnu

Artist Unknown, India, Bengal

19th century?

18th century

1979/2.68

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Durga subduing the buffalo demon (Mahishasuramardini).

Artist Unknown, India, Bengal

10th century - 12th century

1979/2.70

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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The Goddess Saraswati

India, Bengal, Kalighat School

Late 19th-Early 20th century

late 19th century - early 20th century

1992/1.147

ink and color on paper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Durga on her lion mount

Artist Unknown, India, Bihar

The four-armed Durga sits on a stylized crouching lion with her right leg pendant and the left one across her body. Her front right hand extends down with palm outwards in a boon giving gesture while the back right hand holds a sword. Her left font hand holds a fruit or flower bud while her back left hand holds a shield. The whole is simply carved with rather subdued jewelry, but she does wear necklaces, bracelets, armlets and loose anklets as well as large circular earrings and a diadem across her forehead. Her hair is arranged behind the diadem. The stele is subtly pointed and its only decoration is a band along the outside, although a throne is suggested at her knees. A highly stylized lotus supports her right foot at the base.

13th-14th century

13th century - 14th century

1981/1.315

stone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Ganesha

India, Central India

10th-12th century

10th century - 12th century

1981/1.317

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Ganesa

India, Central India

10th century

10th century

1983/2.115

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Shiva surrounded by arch and two hounds

India, Central India

20th century

20th century

1979/2.73

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Siva and Paravati

India, Central India

12th century

12th century

1980/2.293

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Folk Durga Holding an Offering Bowl in Each Hand

India, Central India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.71

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Folk archer

India, Central India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.72

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Figure of a male deity holding a mace in his right hand and an offering bowl in his left hand

India, Central India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.73

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Two Figures

India, Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.75

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Folk Deva

India, Central India

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.76

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Bala Krishna

India, Central India

20th century

20th century

1977/2.98

copper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Folk Figure

India, Central India

20th-century

20th century

1979/2.41

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Equestrian Folk Figure

India, Central India

19th century

19th century

1979/2.45

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Folk Shiva with Flaming Arch

India, Central India

20th-century

20th century

1979/2.63

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Head

India, Central India

8th century

circa 8th century

1975/2.196

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Standing figure of Shiva

India, Central India

Shiva stands in an unbending pose and the sculpture is broken just below the knees. He is two-armed and his right hand is raised with his palm outward. His left arm is broken away. He wears a short lower garment with incised lines delineating folds and he is ithyphallic, his upraised penis extending up from behind his belt. He wears simple jewelry, a belt, armlets, a bracelet on the one wrist still extant and a simple beaded necklace. There is an auspicious diamond pattern in the middle of his chest. He has a fleshy face with a full mouth and large eyes, a third eye is incised on his forehead. His hair is done in an elaborate coiffure piled high.

10th-11th century

10th century - 11th century

1998/1.181

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Surya (sun-god)

India, Central India

10th-12th century

10th century - 12th century

1981/1.314

stone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Aspara (Heavenly Maiden)

India, Central India

10th-12th century

10th century - 12th century

1981/1.316

beige sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Head of Shiva

India, Central India

10th-11th century

10th century - 11th century

1998/1.182

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Vishnu

India, Central India

11th - 12th century

11th century - 12th century

2000/2.159

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Vishnu as Varaha, the Cosmic Boar

India, Central India

This intricate stele has a large Varaha in the center. He is in the archer’s stance, with his right leg extended and his left leg bent resting on a lotus held up by a male and female snake figures. They have human bodies from the waist up and knotted snake bodies below. Varaha has a human body with the head of a boar, his head thrown back supporting the figure of the earth goddess who holds on to his snout. A lotus leaf acts as an umbrella over his head. Three of his four arms are intact with his right one at his hip holding a broken lotus, only the stem survives, and the two left hands holding a conch at his chest and a discus at his knee. The broken arm held the club and the top of it is still visible next to the pavilion on the left over his shoulder. Besides the two snake figures, three figures stand on the base to either side, the other one female, while the others are male. The inner two hold the conch and discus and can be considered shankhapurausha and cakrapurusha, the personifications of the two weapons. The figure in the center on the left ahs his hand raised over his head and the one on the right holds an arrow. They stand against pilaster forms, each surmounted by a pillared pavilion. To the sides of the pillars, vyalis (a composite animal) decorate the columns, a conventional throne motif and above them on the outside some devotee figures, the one on the right is broken. Against the pillar a broken animal figure is to the right and a seated devotee is seen on the left. The two pavilion forms house gods. The one to the left houses a small four-armed image of Brahma (three of his heads show, the central one with a beard) holding his usual attributes, a ladle for ritual and probably a pot, etc.. That on the right houses a four-armed figure of Shiva holding a trident and other attributes. The top of the stele is broken, but there is a devotee to the left and a row of seven figures all with hand up in a reassuring gesture and the other holding a pot. Could there have been two more and represent the nine planets? They do not appear very different one from the other.

10th century

circa 10th century

2002/1.167

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Celestial Maiden Removing a Thorn from her Foot

India, Central India

10th-11th century

10th century - 11th century

2005/2.79

sandstone

rank 4.21917

Indian

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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 4.21917

Indian

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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 4.21917

Indian

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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 4.21917

Indian

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Equestrian Figure: village hero on horseback smoking a hookah which is held in his left hand

India, Central or Southern India

17th century

17th century

1976/2.67

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Equestrian Figure: primitive folk bronze with the hero holding bow

India, Central or Southern India

17th century

17th century

1976/2.68

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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A wandering Shaivite ascetic with his dog

Artist Unknown, India, Delhi-Agra, Mughal

This work is a double-sided page from a bound album. The painting, depicting a Hindu ascetic walking with his dog in a pastoral landscape, has been placed in a border, decorated with a floral scroll painted in gold on a blue or pale orange ground; a similar border surrounds a calligraphy panel on the reverse side. The border and the calligraphy panel are both somewhat later in date than the painting itself.

The painting of the ascetic and his dog is pasted onto an album page. It is surrounded by a series of gold floral borders alternating blue and saffron-colored backgrounds. Wearing a brown poncho-like garment and carrying a fan in his right hand and a bag of his belongings, the lead attached to his white dog, and some tools in his left, he strides through the landscape. He wears sandals and has long brown matted locks of hair and a graying beard. The landscape consists of intersecting rounded forms in shades of green and yellow, surmounted by trees along the top and with a larger blue-foliaged tree to the right near the horizon. At the bottom a diagonal of yellowish rise of land with clumps of grass suggests some depth and a foreground, but the figure is quite flat in the middle ground.

On the back of the page is a Panel of calligraphy consisting of a quatrain in Shah Jahan's handwriting signed "Sultân Khurram [his given name before he took the name Shah Jahan upon becoming emperor" and dated 1020/1611-12. This is also surrounded by elaborate borders.

16th-17th century

late 16th century - early 17th century

1969/2.175

opaque watercolor and gold on paper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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A family of Bhil hunters

Artist Unknown, India, Delhi, Mughal or Deccani

18th century

18th century

1964/2.117

ink, watercolor wash, and gold on paper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Phulkari Shawl with Large Diamond Patterns

India, Eastern Punjab

19th-20th century

late 19th century - mid 20th century

2005/2.4

homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Phulkari Shawl with Diagonal Checkerboard Design

India, Eastern Punjab

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.5

silk floss embroidery in white and orange, with magenta, purple, and pale green

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Satranga Phulkari Shawl with Stylized Wheat Pattern

India, Eastern Punjab

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.6

silk floss embroidery on 3 panels of crimson khaddar

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Phulkari Shawl with Small Floral Blossoms Against an Embellished Diaper Pattern

India, Eastern Punjab

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.7

homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Phulkari Shawl with Overall Net Pattern

India, Eastern Punjab

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.8

homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Phulkari Shawl with Large Zigzag Patterns

India, Eastern Punjab

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.9

homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Phulkari Shawl with Stylized Floral Patterns arranged in 54 squares

India, Eastern Punjab

This piece of brick red cloth is covered with geometric patterns in tones of red, greenish yellow, white and orange. Along the top and bottom edges (if the piece were vertical) are border grids made up of 6 squares with triangular patterns of thread inside them. The main body of the phulkari is a 6 by 9 square grid, each box housing a stylized floral pattern made from embroidery.

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.10

silk embroidery on homespun cotton cloth

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Phulkari Shawl with Stylized Bagh Tara (four-part flower) Designs in 45 Squares on central field

India, Eastern Punjab

Embroidery on a plain cotton fabric (khaddar). Red-orange khaddar with neon orange, green, white and red accents which make up the bagh tara (four-part flower) design.

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.11

homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery

rank 4.21917

Indian

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The Sixth Night Vigil from a Kalpasutra manuscript (fol. no. 38v), depicting two pairs of queens

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

A scene in the life of Mahavira. The composition is designated a narrow strip near the left, while the rest of the page is used for text and red circles. The illustration is divided into two registers, with depictions of two women in each. The infant Mahavira is seen in his mother’s arms, at the upper left.

15th century

1478

1981/2.162

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Kalpasutra manuscript, leaf: A Jaina monk (fol. no. 2r)

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

Leaf from a Kalpasutra manuscript with calligraphic text. Font size varies, and in the center of the leaf text wraps around a blank box of parchment with a red dot in the center. To the left of this main text block is a colorful illustration of an enthroned figure in a dotted robe flanked by devotees. Surrounding him are various auspicious symbols.

15th century

15th century

1980/2.247

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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The birth of the Kauravas from a Mahabharata series

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

A scene takes place in a red box, lined with black and red diamond and triangle designs for borders. In the center, a woman sites with a child in her lap. She wears a spotted dress, her hair up, and a nose ring and bindi. The child reaches one hand and places it atop her head, and the other down towards her own upward hands. Surrounding them are seven other figures. One kneels before them, offering his hands up, and another fans the woman from behind. The remaining five figures seem to play together in front of the throne on which the woman and child sit.

19th century

19th century

1969/2.19

ink and opaque watercolor on paper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Head of a crowned figure (from Gujarat?)

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

n.d.

1981/2.151

terracotta

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Kalpasutra manuscript page: Monks and Devotees

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

The horizontal folio from a Kalpasutra manuscript consists of seven lines of text to the left and center broken by a squarish gold symbol framed in a red line and cusped blue lines. Gold diamond shapes framed in red are at the sides, with a vertical red line between the one on the left and the text. Between the text and the right diamond shape there is a painting consisting of three registers of figures against a red ground. The top row depicts three laymen wearing crowns, the middle two monks and a nun and the bottom row three nuns.

15th century

1400-1450

1970/2.116

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Padmavati (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

17th century

circa 17th century

1975/2.113

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Ambika

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

Ambika sits above her stylized lion mount with a long body and with its tail curled to add support to the seated figure above. She sits with one leg pendant. She has four arms, the back two hold stylized mango clusters and her front right hand holds a large mango. Her left-hand cups a child seated on her left knee. Another child stands on the base to her right. The backing takes on a throne-like form, but she appears to float in front of it, the square-ish base is pierced and the arch of the back is surmounted by an auspicious pot form with leaves creating a volute shape to either side. The sculpture is solid brass, but the eyes and an ornament in her headdress are inlayed with silver.

17th century

17th century

1975/2.114

brass with silver inlay

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Caturvimsati Pata (Shrine of the 24 Jinas)

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

This shrine depicts a large seated Jina surrounded by 23 other jina figures and a variety of attendants. The Jina figures that adorn the sides and are arranged in tiers above the main figure. The side columns and the whole is surmounted by auspicious pot forms. The main figure sits in the lotus position on a lion throne flanked by a male and female demigod. Along the sides he is flanked by standing cauri bearers, garland bearers above them and riders on elephants above that with an umbrella with a standing figure on it above his head. At the base in the center is a standing figure holding a sick or club with a bull cognizance behind him on the base of the throne. The nine globs on the base, four to his right and five to his left represent the nine planets and his hands folded in a gesture of meditation

15th century

1464

1975/2.120

bronze or brass

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Malli shrine, dated VS 1528 [1471 A.D.]

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

The jina Malli sits in the lotus position on an inlayed cushion on a tiered throne. Seated with his hands folded in a gesture of meditation, he is surrounded by a number of figures representing other jinas, attendants and demigods. In the center in front of the throne sits the goddess Ambika with a child on her lap. On the first tier of the throne sit two figures that may represent donors. On the next left are nine mounds representing the nine planets [navagraha], five to his right and four to his left. At the base of his seat are two stylized lions and this is flanked by a male and female demigod. On the arch surrounding the figure at his level a standing jina figure is to each side and cauri bearer is on the outside of each of them. At his shoulders, the cross bars of the throne back end in stylized makara heads with jewels hanging from their mouths. A seated jina adorns the arch to each side of his head and elephants surmount them with an umbrella over his head with a dancing figure atop it. The whole is surmounted by an auspicious lota or pot. Diamond shaped copper and silver pieces adorn the pillow and parts of the throne back and silver inlay highlight his eyes and chest jewel.

15th century

1471

1975/2.121

brass with copper and silver inlay

rank 4.21917

Indian

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Dipa-Lakshmi

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

17th–18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.36

bronze

rank 4.21917

Indian