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Ancient India

  • Pottery

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    Pottery

    Dimensions

    18.03 cm (7 1/8 in.)

    Classification

    Unclassified

    Accession Number

    36.2241

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  • Kali

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    Kali

    15th century(?)

    Dimensions

    .100 x .067 x .045

    Medium

    Copper

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    21.1306

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  • Head of Buddha

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    Head of Buddha

    2nd century A.D.

    Dimensions

    Height x width x depth: 8.3 x 5.4 x 5.6 cm (3 5/16 x 2 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    White marble

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    21.1520

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  • Siddhartha Bodhisattva

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    Siddhartha Bodhisattva

    11th century (?)

    Dimensions

    .311 x .179 x .050

    Medium

    Stone (non-specific)

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    21.1718

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  • The God Shiva with his Wife...

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    The God Shiva with his Wife Parvati (Uma-Maheshvara)

    about late 8th–late 9th century A.D.

    Dimensions

    Overall: 71.7 x 50.5 x 22.9 cm (28 1/4 x 19 7/8 x 9 in.)

    Medium

    Sandstone

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    21.1720

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  • Standing Vishnu

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    Standing Vishnu

    14th century

    Dimensions

    63.5 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm.

    Medium

    Brass, copper

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    21.1833

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  • Visnu

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    Visnu

    11th–12th century

    Dimensions

    .501 x .237 x .104 (exclusive of dowel)

    Medium

    Stone

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    21.1836

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  • The God Ganesha Seated with his...

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    The God Ganesha seated with his wife

    About second half of the 10th century A.D.

    Dimensions

    66 x 36 x 16 cm (26 x 14 3/16 x 6 5/16 in. )

    Medium

    Sandstone

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    25.442

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  • Head of a King

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    Aphrodite and Priapos

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  • Lion

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    Lion

    about A.D. 405–15

    Dimensions

    Overall: 46.3 x 45.3 x 33 cm (18 1/4 x 17 13/16 x 13 in.)

    Medium

    Sandstone

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    26.25

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  • Cart Body and Seated Male Figurine

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    Cart body and seated male figurine

    Prehistoric

    Dimensions

    L. 4.2 in.

    Medium

    Ceramic pottery

    Classification

    Unclassified

    Accession Number

    36.2247

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  • Yakushi, the Healing Buddha

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    Yakushi, the Healing Buddha

    14th century

    Dimensions

    26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.) (height of figure)

    Medium

    Japanese cypress with polychrome and gold; joined woodblock construction

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    08.148

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  • Amitayus Buddha

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    Amitayus Buddha

    about 950–1050

    Dimensions

    Approximately 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Copper with traces of gilt, turquoise, pigment, face painted with cold gold

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    08.178

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  • Amitayus Buddha

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    Amitayus Buddha

    14th century

    Dimensions

    18.8 cm (7 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Brass, face painted with cold gold

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    11.13146

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  • Amida, the Buddha of Infinite Light

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    Amida, the Buddha of Infinite Light

    12th century

    Dimensions

    Height of figure: 140.5 cm (55 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Japanese cypress with gold; joined woodblock construction

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    09.73

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  • Buddha Seated on Coils of the Naga

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    Buddha Seated on Coils of the Naga

    13th century

    Dimensions

    37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Stone

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    21.1076

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  • Seated Buddha

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    Seated Buddha

    early 9th century

    Dimensions

    29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Gilt bronze

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    1988.151

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  • Cobra screen for head of Siva

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    Cobra screen for head of Siva

    18th century

    Dimensions

    H. .127

    Medium

    Bronze, brass

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    99.52b

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  • a) Ganapati; b) Aiyanar

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    Ganapati

    18th century

    Dimensions

    H. .043

    Medium

    brass

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    99.54

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  • Nobleman on Horse

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    Nobleman on Horse

    early 18th century

    Dimensions

    40.6 x 29.2 cm (16 x 11 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    07.291

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  • Jahandar Shah and Bahrurbanu...

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    Jahandar Shah and Bahrurbanu Riding in a Landscape

    early 18th century

    Dimensions

    27.8 x 22.7 cm (10 15/16 x 8 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    07.289

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  • Ram Chariot with Four Wheels

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    Ram Chariot with Four Wheels

    Dimensions

    14.0 cm (5.53 in.)

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    36.2266

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  • Seated Nobleman with a Servant

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    Seated Nobleman with a Servant

    19th century

    Dimensions

    22.9 x 18.8 cm (9 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    07.883

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  • Hunting Scene (reverse: Persian...

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    Hunting Scene (reverse: Persian text)

    18th century

    Dimensions

    21.6 x 14.8 cm (8 1/2 x 5 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    07.886

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  • Horseman Killing A Leopard

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    Horseman Killing A Leopard

    early 17th century

    Dimensions

    .156 x .092

    Medium

    Paper

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts

    Accession Number

    14.628

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  • Equestrian portrait of Maharaja...

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    Equestrian portrait of Maharaja Dhian Singh

    about 1840–50

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.2 x 23.8 cm (11 1/2 x 9 3/8 in.) Image: 20.8 x 15.3 cm (8 3/16 x 6 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    15.56

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  • Equestrian portrait of a Sikh...

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    Equestrian portrait of a Sikh chief (later inscription: Raja Balbir Singh)

    third quarter of the 19th century

    Dimensions

    Overall: 37 x 28.6 cm (14 9/16 x 11 1/4 in.) Image: 23.5 x 15.4 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    15.59

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  • Death of the Elephant Kubalaya

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    Death of the Elephant Kubalaya

    18th century

    Dimensions

    36.7 x 29.2 cm (14 7/16 x 11 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Unifinished painting: Opaque watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    15.65

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  • Portrait of a Stallion (a Horse...

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    Portrait of a Stallion (a Horse with Grooms)

    17th–18th century

    Dimensions

    29 x 38.9 cm (11 7/16 x 15 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    15.74

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  • Two Men on an Elephant Attacked by...

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    Two Men on an Elephant Attacked by a Tiger

    19th century

    Dimensions

    25.7 x 35.5 cm (10 1/8 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    15.111

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  • Clay Figure (Expedition #: 2032)

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    Clay Figure (Expedition #: 2032)

    Prehistoric

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: L. 2.65 in.

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    36.2221

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  • Large Storage Jar

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    Large Storage Jar

    3000 B.C.

    Dimensions

    H. 31 in. D. 23 5/8 in.

    Medium

    Ceramic; clay, painted with black stripes on polished red slip

    Classification

    Ceramics

    Accession Number

    36.2976

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  • Pottery

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    Pottery

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    36.1975

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  • The God Vishnu in Three...

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    The God Vishnu in Three Incarnations (Vaikuntha Vishnu)

    about mid-5th century A.D.

    Dimensions

    Overall: 65.8 x 53.3 x 27.9 cm (25 7/8 x 21 x 11 in.)

    Medium

    Sandstone with traces of plaster

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    17.1015

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  • molded Plaque: Buddhist Triad

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    molded Plaque: Buddhist Triad

    about 10th–12th century

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: .14 x .113

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    10.13

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  • Toy Elephant

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    Toy Elephant

    17th century(?)

    Dimensions

    H. .101

    Medium

    Brass

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    17.2348

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