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Spanish
Altarpiece
17th century
Museum Purchase
1948/1.31
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<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Caturvimsati Pata (Shrine of the 24 Jinas)
1464
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1975/2.120

Giuseppe Barberi
Elevation of an Altar
1746 – 1809
Museum Purchase
1958/1.61

Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.2

Albert Kahn (American (North American))
Munich
07/1891
Transferred from the College of Architecture and Design, 1972—Gift of the Family of Albert Kahn: through Dr. Edgar A. Kahn; Mrs. Barnett Malbin; Mrs. Martin L. Butzel
1972/2.494

Italian
A Roman Sacrifice
1510 – 1530
Museum Purchase
1974/2.2

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Shiva Altarpiece (small folk bronze)
1600 – 1799
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1979/2.56

Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.10
Gilt and lacquered wooden table of ten-piece altar set. Not including the base, the set is designed in three rows, which simultaneously recede from the viewer and increase in height, culminating in one central table that rises above the rest allocated for a statue of the Buddha. Each table is carved along the edges in stylized floral and leaf patterns coated with gold gilt. The wood surfaces of the tables are coated in red lacquer, and with the exclusion of the short, wide base, each table in the set includes a mirror designed to face the viewer.
Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.1

Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.5
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