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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 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.56/1979_2.56.JPG

Shiva Altarpiece (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1979/2.56

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.62/1979_2.62.JPG

Vishnu votive shrine

Artist Unknown, India, South India

16th – 18th century

16th century - 18th century

1979/2.62

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.40/1976_2.40.JPG

Rama

India, South India, Ganga-Jamni

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.40

copper with gold embellishment

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.41/1976_2.41.JPG

Lakshmi (from an altar set)

India, South India, Ganga-Jamni

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.41

copper with gold embellishment

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.106/1975_2.106.JPG

Durga

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

20th-century

19th century - 20th century

1975/2.106

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.110/1975_2.110.JPG

Folk Durga

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.110

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.125/1975_2.125.JPG

Vishnu and Consorts

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

16th-18th century

circa 16th century - 17th century

1975/2.125

brass

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.135/1975_2.135.JPG

Lota (sacred bowl)

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.135

brass

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.42/1976_2.42.JPG

Dancing Krishna holding butter-balls

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

small bronze figurine made by lost wax process. The child Krishna dances on one leg with his right one raised. He hold balls of butter in his hands, one outstretched to this side and the right one extended forward as if offering it to the viewer. He stands on a round lotus base placed on a square slab. He is naked, but is decorated with a vast assortment of jewelry. Necklaces that cross his chest and drop to his waist, decorated belts, shoulder pieces, rings, bracelets and earrings and elaborate decorations on his head fanning out from his ears and decorating his hair which is arranged in a flat chignon on the top of his head.

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1976/2.42

copper alloy with gilt

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.53/1976_2.53.JPG

Hanuman

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

Hanuman stands on a tiered base, which starts square and sloped, then is square and straight up and then round sloped and ringed. He has a human body and a monkey’s head. He stands in an unbending stance with his hands in anjali mudra, held up to his chest with palms together in a prayer gesture. He wears a diaphanous garment from the waist down with only the edged decorated and depicted with a series of belts and sashes hanging in front of it. He wears a number of necklaces and armlets. His face is very worn and far less realistic than the body with the large round eyes incised with eyebrows above and a large circle on his forehead. His mouth is a simple slit.

17th century

17th century

1976/2.53

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.123/1978_2.123.JPG

Vishnu as Bhogasthanakamurti, accompanied by a pair of female attendants, 1978/2.131 and 1978/2.132

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

Vishnu stands on a base consisting of a flat square element topped with a series of five round rings. He stands in an unbending pose and has four arms. Reading clockwise from his front right hand, he is in varada mudra, holds a discus, holds a conch, and is on his hip. He wears a decorated lower garment flared out on either side in a pattern. He wears a decorated belt and necklaces, a sacred thread and shoulder loops, bracelets and armlets, earrings and a crown. The jewelry and crown is highlighted with gold paint as is his clothing and the two attributes.

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.123

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.131/1978_2.131.JPG

Visnhu triad: goddess Shri Devi, 1 of 3 figures

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

Shridevi stands in a tribhanga pose (with three bends) with her right arm hanging pendant to her side and holding a lotus bud in her left hand. She leans towards the figure of Vishnu in the grouping of three bronzes. She stands on a base consisting of a flat square element topped with a series of five round rings. She wears a decorated lower garment flared out on either side in a pattern. She wears a decorated belt and necklaces, bracelets and armlets, with shoulder loops, earrings and a crown. The jewelry and crown is highlighted with gold paint as is his clothing and the two attributes. She also wears a band across her breasts, a characteristic of Shridevi in groupings with Vishnu and his other consort, Bhudevi.

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.131

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.132/1978_2.132.JPG

Bhu Devi

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

Bhudevi stands in a tribhanga pose (with three bends) with her left arm hanging pendant to her side and holding a lotus bud in her right hand. She leans towards the figure of Vishnu in the grouping of three bronzes. She stands on a base consisting of a flat square element topped with a series of five round rings. She wears a decorated lower garment flared out on either side in a pattern. She wears a decorated belt and necklaces, bracelets and armlets, with shoulder loops, earrings and a crown. The jewelry and crown is highlighted with gold paint as is his clothing and the two attributes. She does not wear a band across her breasts, as does Shridevi in groupings with Vishnu and Bhudevi.

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.132

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.55/1979_2.55.JPG

Hanuman, standing, in anjali mudra (part of a Rama shrine)

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

Hanuman is depicted with a human body and a monkey head. He stands in an unbending posture of devotion with his hands held on his chest with the palms together in a gesture of prayer, namaskara. He wears a lower garment that is decorated with belts and pendant loops and the cloth has formal decorative folds cascading down his sides. He wears a decorated belt and necklaces, bracelets and armlets, with shoulder loops, earrings, and a simple crown with a leaf shape at the top. He wears a dagger at his waist and his tail curves up behind him making a loop top frame his head like a halo.

18th century

18th century

1979/2.55

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

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Sutra Writings

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

19th century

circa 19th century

1997/1.175

incised palm-leaf, darkened with charcoal dust

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.176/1997_1.176VW1.JPG

Sutra Writings

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

19th century

circa 19th century

1997/1.176

incised palm-leaf, darkened with charcoal dust

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.178/1997_1.178VW1.JPG

Sutra Writings

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

19th century

circa 19th century

1997/1.178

incised palm-leaf, darkened with charcoal dust

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.179/1997_1.179VW1.JPG

Sutra Writings

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

19th century

circa 19th century

1997/1.179

incised palm-leaf, darkened with charcoal dust

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.180/1997_1.180VW1.JPG

Sutra Writings

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

19th century

circa 19th century

1997/1.180

incised palm-leaf, darkened with charcoal dust

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.181/1997_1.181VW1.JPG

Sutra Writings

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

19th century

circa 19th century

1997/1.181

incised palm-leaf, darkened with charcoal dust

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.153/2000_2.153.JPG

Rama

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nadu

The two-handed figure stands in relaxed posture on a base consisting of square and round forms. At the bottom of each shape stylized lotus petals are incised. His right hand is extended outwards and would have been holding an arrow and he left arm is extended up to his die to hold a bow. He wears much of jewelry including anklets bracelets, armlets, necklace and shoulder loops, belts with pendant elements and a sacred thread reaching just below his waist. He wears a lower garment with incised lines delineating the folds and sections that flare out to either side. He wears an elaborate crown. One element extends over his right shoulder, which may either be part of his quiver of arrows or a broken section of a halo. He wears a conical headdress incised with a worn pattern. His face is sharply stylized with a long straight nose and wide, open eyes.

14th century

14th century

2000/2.153

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.137/1975_2.137.JPG

Equestrian Figure

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.137

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.138/1975_2.138.JPG

Village Hero (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.138

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.139/1975_2.139.JPG

Village Hero (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.139

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.140/1975_2.140.JPG

Village Hero (? Rama; fragment) (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.140

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.141/1975_2.141.JPG

Yasoda and Krishna (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.141

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.142/1975_2.142.JPG

Yasoda and Krishna (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.142

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.143/1975_2.143.JPG

Lakshmi (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.143

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.144/1975_2.144.JPG

Yasoda and Krishna (small folk bronze)

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

16th century

circa 16th century

1975/2.144

copper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.116/1978_2_116_1.JPG

Shiva standing

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

Shiva stands on a tiny base with little feet in a strict unbending stance. The body is elongated with a small waist, the hips billowing out and tapering in a stylized way to the feet. He has broad shoulders and has four arms. Reading in a clockwise direction from the right front hand, he holds, a sword, another sword, a bow and a shield. He wears a lot of jewelry, necklaces that cover his entire chest, at least three belts with pendant decorations and what appears to be a bustle like garment that billows out from his waist and has a beaded border that curves down across his legs below his knees. He wears large earrings and a crown decorated with a disk for the sun and crescent for the moon. He has large wide opened eyes and what almost looks like two sets of eyebrows, a dot where his third eye should be and a luxurious moustache.

15th-16th century

15th century - 16th century

1978/2.116

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.127/1978_2.127.JPG

Standing Parvati

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

Parvati stands on a tiny base with little feet in a strict unbending stance. The body is elongated with a small waist, the hips billowing out and tapering in a stylized way to the feet. He has broad shoulders, pointy breasts that fall quite low in the chest and has two arms holding a bowl in her right one and a lotus flower in her left. She wears a d simple tight fitting skirt decorated with incised lines and a corded belt that falls down the center of her body with five rows of cords falling from the center and wrapping around her legs creating a fishbone pattern. She wears necklaces with added pendants on her shoulders and her coiffure is tied in a chignon on the right side at the back of her head wearing a headdress that has decorations that cascade down both shoulders. Like the accompanying Shiva figure she has large eyes and what appear to be two sets of eyebrows, but the tikka on her forehead is of a flame shape.

15th-16th century

15th century - 16th century

1978/2.127

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.128/1978_2.128.JPG

Standing goddess holding a lotus in her right hand

Artist Unknown India, Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai Workshop

17th century

17th century

1978/2.128

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1960-sl-1.113/1960_1_113A.JPG

Varahi

Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nandu, Kanchipuran

Varahi has a crowned boar’s head on a woman’s body. She sits with her ankles crosses and originally had four arms, the back two have broken away as has the front right hand which had probably been held up in a reassuring gesture. Her left from hand is held down at her left knee with the palm held facing out in a gesture of giving. Her body is softly modeled with a narrow waist and full breasts. She wears jewelry that is in sharp but low relief and includes a series of necklaces forming a collar of decoration and a longer one that falls between her breasts which suggests the sacred thread extending down to her waist at her right. She is naked from the waist up and the lower garment is merely suggested by the heavier folds at the waist. Her head is tilted and her chin/snout had jutted out to the left, but the lower snout is broken away. She wears a conical crown that accents the long diagonal of her face. Originally there was an arch behind the image which would have supported her back arms, so the image would have appeared denser, with only the cut away empty space to the sides of her waist.

10th century

circa early 10th century

1960/1.113

granite

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

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"Bhagavata Purana" series: Krishna and Balarama Studying with the Brahman Sandipani

Artist Unknown, India, Uttar Pradesh, Chaurapancasika Style

Krishna, in blue, and Balarama are portrayed in identical poses and wearing peacock-feather headdresses. The paunchy bearded figure at right is their mentor, Sandipani. Two other, older students appear at left. They are seated, approximately equidistantly spaced, in an architectural structure that organizes the space.

16th century

1525-1550

1983/2.104

ink and opaque watercolor on paper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1963-sl-1.90/1963_1.90.JPG

Lotus Relief, Fragment from the crosspiece of a stupa railing in Mathura

India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura

The red mottled sandstone of this lotus relief is unique to the Sikri quarry, just outside of Mathura.

3rd century

3rd century

1963/1.90

red sandstone

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.77/1981_2.77.JPG

Kris handle in the shape of an ogre

Indonesia

20th century

20th century

1981/2.77

ivory

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1957-sl-2.53/1957_2.53.JPG

Prayer Bell (Lontjeng) (One of a Pair)

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

This is one of a pair of Javanese bells. A talon-like vajra sits atop the bronze handle. Lotus petals decorate the base, and the faces encircling the the bell above them depict Prajnaparamita, the bodhisattva aspect of “Perfection of Wisdom.”

16th-17th century

16th century - 17th century

1957/2.53

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1957-sl-2.54/1957_2.54.JPG

Vajra bell (Lontjeng) (one of a pair)

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

This is one of a pair of Javanese bells. A talon-like vajra sits atop the bronze handle. Lotus petals decorate the base, and the faces encircling the the bell above them depict Prajnaparamita, the bodhisattva aspect of “Perfection of Wisdom.”

16th -17th century

16th century - 17th century

1957/2.54

bronze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1957-sl-2.56/1957_2.56.JPG

Ganesha, seated on a double lotus throne

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

Ganesha is shown here seated on a double lotus throne, in a royal posture with the soles of his feet together. He has four arms, and holds two of his attributes in the rear pair: an ax and a rosary. His trunk curls down across his rotund belly to reach for a bowl of sweets that rests in his left forward arm. The cobra slung across his shoulder, now hard to make out because of the centuries of wear of the stone, indicates Ganesha's lineage as the son of the Shiva, in his aspect as the great ascetic. Almost 27 inches high, this sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha is carved of andesite, a volcanic stone common to the island of Java in Indonesia. Andesite is a soft stone and erodes easily, which is why the carving is no longer crisp.

11th century

11th century

1957/2.56

andesite (volcanic stone)

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-2005-sl-2.76/2005_2_76.JPG

Prajñâpâramitâ (Buddhist Goddess of Wisdom)

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

10th century

circa 10th century

2005/2.76

bronze with copper, tin and zinc

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-2005-sl-2.77/2005_2_77.JPG

Four-Armed Esoteric Deity, probably Avalokitesvara

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

10th century

circa 10th century

2005/2.77

bronze with copper, tin and zinc

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-2005-sl-2.78/2005_2_78.JPG

Vairocana Buddha, Seated in the Mudra of the Union of Six Elements

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

10th century

circa 10th century

2005/2.78

bronze with copper, tin and zinc

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-2.20/1997_2.20.JPG

Netsuke of mouse and chestnut on leaves

Ippo

1665-1737

19th century

19th century

1997/2.20

wood

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.1/1984_2.1.JPG

Book case

Artist Unknown, Iran

19th century

1865-1866

1984/2.1

leather with gold tooling

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.139/1972_2.139.JPG

Miniature jar with zigzag design

Artist Unknown, Iran

16th-17th century

16th century - 17th century

1972/2.139

earthenware with luster and transparent glaze

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1957-sl-2.1/1957_2.1REC.JPG

Medicinal plants; Leaf from an Arabic translation of the "De Materia Medica," by Dioscorides

Artist Unknown, Iran

13th century

13th century

1957/2.1

tempera on paper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.130/1955_1.130.JPG

Hanging a Poem on a Cherry Tree

Ishikawa Toyonobu

A color woodblock print of a young woman hanging a paper with poem on a cherry tree. The woman is in a kimono with intricate design of cherry blossom, hemp leaves, birds and swirls, pine trees and diamond patterns. She also wears broad obi (sash) in checkerboard patterns, which is bow- tied on her back. There is also a white sash underneath the obi, which supports her long kimono. Her hair is tied on the back and adorn with tortoise-shell comb and pin. The cherry tree is in full bloom; there is a curtain with a family crest behind the woman and the tree; a certain kind of platform with swirling vine pattern is peaking below the curtain. The overall color scheme is in yellow, orange, black and white (the color of the paper). There are artist’s signature and two seals on the right bottom corner, and smaller seal on the left bottom corner.

1711-1785

18th century

circa 1746-1749

1955/1.130

Urushi-e (color woodblock print) on paper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1960-sl-1.145/1960_1.145.JPG

First Designs of Model Young Leaves: the Courtesan Karauta of the Chôjiya, accompanied by her attendants Matsuno and Takeno

Isoda Koryûsai

This is a color woodblock print of a courtesan and her two attendants. They are walking toward the left. The courtesan wears red and brown kimono with geometric designs and a pink cloak with plum tree and cloud design. Her green obi (sash), tied in front, has peacock feather and geometric patterns. Her hair is sculpted in the shape of “lantern” style, with the broad wings to the side of the head. Three large tortoise-shell comb and four pins adorn the hair. The two young attendants wear matching clothes and hair accessories; their kimono design has the same plum and cloud patterns as the courtesan but in brownish colors. Their obi is in green color with wavy stripes, loosely tied on their backs. They also have tortoise shell combs, hairpins, and ornaments in the shape of pine leaves. One attendant is looking at a ground, and other attendant toward the right. All three wear high platform sandals. There are artist’s signature and publisher’s seal on the lower left corner, as well as the title on the upper right corner.

active 1764 - 1788

18th century

circa 1777-1782

1960/1.145

Oban (large size) nishiki-e (full-color woodblock print) on paper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.473/1954_1.473.JPG

Tsuba-carver at his workbench

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

circa 1810-1830

1954/1.473

color woodblock print on paper

rank 3.87980

Asia (continent)