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Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Ganesha, seated, with four arms
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna
2001/1.360
An elephant seems to walk on water from the bottom right corner of the composition, rising towards Vishnu in the upper left with a single lotus flower in its trunk. Vishnu, with 4 arms, steps on green hills surrounding the lotus covered pond, bending towards the elephant. Garuda flies in the upper right.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
The Salvation of the Elephant (Gaj Mokasha)
1810 – 1820
Gift of George H. Lauff
2010/2.27

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Ganesha
900 – 1199
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/1.317

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Ganesha (fragment)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.150

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Bilvamangala series, folio 30: Krishna and Balarama
1695 – 1705
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.114

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Iconography series: Vishnu mounted on a blue bird
1835 – 1845
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1988/1.84
Standing on top of a lotus flower, the Hindu God Krishna is showing playing the flute to charm his gopis (female companions/ milkmaids). These gopis stand by lovingly, two of them waving fly whisks above their heads. In the foreground and in the bottom register of the image are shown two cows looking adoringly towards Krishna. The setting is a vast open field.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Krishna Fluting
1695 – 1705
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.120
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.
Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Malwa School
Râmâyana manuscript page: Rama kills the deer (folio no. 31)
1635 – 1650
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.111

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Hanuman
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.261

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Vishnu
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.61
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.
Artist Unknown, India, Uttar Pradesh, Chaurapancasika Style
Bhagavata Purana series: Krishna and Balarama Studying with the Brahman Sandipani
1525 – 1550
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.104
Shiva sits with his consort on a double lotus pedestal.  He has six arms, his right three are in varada mudra [a giving gesture], holds a rosary and an arrow.  His left arms cup his consorts left breast and hold a lotus flower and a bow.  He sits in royal ease, with one leg pendant.  He wears bracelets, armlets, necklaces, earrings, and a sacred thread that stretches form his left shoulder down past his waist.  On his head he wears an elaborate jatamukuta, a crown interlaced with his matted locks.  Parvati sits upon his knee with one leg tucked under her and the other pendant.  She is also adorned with jewelry, but wears a more modest diadem at the front of her head.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Uma-Maheshvara, a seated Shiva and Parvati (Uma)
12th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.85
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