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Burmese
Royal Attendant for a Buddhist Shrine (one of a pair)
19th century
Gift from Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.448.1

Burmese
Royal Attendant for a Buddhist Shrine (one of a pair)
19th century
Gift from Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.448.2
A bearded man, wearing a loincloth and a long trailing headband, hangs from a cross by his arms, which have split open beneath the ropes that bind them. His left leg hangs downward and passes behind his right foot, which perches precariously on a forked branch. He strains to his left and gazes upward with his mouth open in a tortured movement augmented by the dramatic sweeps of drapery that frame his torso.
School of Kalkar
The Good Thief on the Cross
1515 – 1525
Museum Purchase
1976/1.233

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Dvarapala (Buddhist guardian deity)
633 – 666
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1964/2.26
This rectangular panel depicts four sacred figures rendered in dark hues with passages of vibrant red against a gold background. The upper edge of the gilded frame bears the prayer known as the "Hail Mary" ("Ave Maria Gratia Plena Domin[us tecum]").
Umbrian;Italian
Madonna and Child with St. Thomas Aquinas and a Bishop Saint
1440 – 1480
Gift of Alice Berle Crawford
1992/1.134

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva, possibly Padmapani, seated in lalitasana and holding a lotus bud in the left hand: part of a Buddhist altar group
618 – 907
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.71

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Buddhist altar ornament: lotus bud supported by two dvarapala
618 – 907
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.74
This pair of finely carved bust-length figures depicts two men in ecclesiastical garb. On the right appears an older figure who wears elaborate vestments and a papal tiara with a book in his left hand. His deeply lined and wrinkled face conveys a patient wisdom and authority as he stares directly ahead. His more youthful companion, dressed in a simpler collared robe and brimless cap, glances introspectively aside. He grasps an unfurled scroll in his left hand and a diminutive lion stares out from its perch on his left shoulder.
Atelier of J
Busts of Saints Jerome and Gregory
1495 – 1505
Museum Purchase
1958/1.59
An angel, draped with a flowing red mantle, descends on the left from a bank of clouds. He holds a scepter and twisting scroll in his left hand while he points with his right toward a white dove encircled by a halo of light that descends toward a woman dressed in long robes and a veil. She sits, holding a book open on the lectern before her, and draws back slightly with her right hand raised and her eyes downcast. Six cherubim sit above on the edge of the cloudbank, which opens to reveal a male figure barely visible in the blinding light that fills the cloud.
Juan de Vald
The Annunciation
1661
Museum Purchase
1962/1.99

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva or royal donor figure: part of a Buddhist altar
618 – 907
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.76
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