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Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Folk Durga
16th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.268
This phallic representation of the god Shiva appears as a columnar head placed on a base with two rounded moldings on top of a series of square ones.  His neck is fully cylindrical and the face is modeled on that cylinder.  The eyes are wide open and a bow shaped eyebrow curves over them.  He has a flared nose and luxuriant moustache over a narrow but full lips and a short ball like chin.  A ‘U’ shaped element consisting of lines and a pearl motif probably represents his beard, perhaps held up in a tight net.  His forehead is decorated with three raise lines that go straight across and his crown is basically flat over his hear decorated with a bunch of peak forms in the center with a finial surmounting the whole.  His ears fan out almost like handles to a jar and are decorated with stylized arabesques.  A five-headed snake hood rises behind the head and has a rib down its center and scale motives incised towards the bottom an ‘S’ shapes t denote the cobra ‘eyes’ to each side.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Mukha-Linga
19th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.52A

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Folk Durga
16th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.267
This phallic representation of the god Shiva appears as a columnar head placed on a base with two rounded moldings on top of a series of square ones.  His neck is fully cylindrical and the face is modeled on that cylinder.  The eyes are wide open and a bow shaped eyebrow curves over them.  He has a flared nose and luxuriant moustache over a narrow but full lips and a short ball like chin.  A ‘U’ shaped element consisting of lines and a pearl motif probably represents his beard, perhaps held up in a tight net.  His forehead is decorated with three raise lines that go straight across and his crown is basically flat over his hear decorated with a bunch of peak forms in the center with a finial surmounting the whole.  His ears fan out almost like handles to a jar and are decorated with stylized arabesques.  A five-headed snake hood rises behind the head and has a rib down its center and scale motives incised towards the bottom an ‘S’ shapes t denote the cobra ‘eyes’ to each side.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Mukha-Linga
1700 – 1899
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.52B
This phallic representation of the god Shiva appears as a columnar head placed on a base with two rounded moldings on top of a series of square ones.  His neck is fully cylindrical and the face is modeled on that cylinder.  The eyes are wide open and a bow shaped eyebrow curves over them.  He has a flared nose and luxuriant moustache over a narrow but full lips and a short ball like chin.  A ‘U’ shaped element consisting of lines and a pearl motif probably represents his beard, perhaps held up in a tight net.  His forehead is decorated with three raise lines that go straight across and his crown is basically flat over his hear decorated with a bunch of peak forms in the center with a finial surmounting the whole.  His ears fan out almost like handles to a jar and are decorated with stylized arabesques.  A five-headed snake hood rises behind the head and has a rib down its center and scale motives incised towards the bottom an ‘S’ shapes t denote the cobra ‘eyes’ to each side.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Mukha-Linga, Cobra head
1700 – 1899
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.52C

Henri Salembier
Design for a Vertical Panel (1 of a set of 12)
1781
Museum Purchase
1959/2.67

Eric Gill
Eve
1926
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1959/1.134
The four-armed Vishnu is shown lying on the serpent Ananta (“the endless one”), resting on the surface of the cosmic ocean. As his female consort gently strokes his leg, Vishnu awakens from a long sleep. From his navel sprouts a lotus, bearing the four-headed creator god, Brahma, who will begin a new cycle of the universe.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Fragment from Markendeya Purana: Vishnu Reclining on a Serpent
1750 – 1799
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.305
Drawing of militaristic angels approaching two men fighting at sea. One angels holds a bow and above and to the right are three more angels carrying clouds. On the left of the image is a serpent curled around a tree.
William Blake
Apollyon
1757 – 1827
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.209

Richard Lindner
How It All Began, from the portfolio "Dance of Life"
1973
Gift of Mr. Nick Nicolas.
1977/2.25
Gold-weight in the shape of a thick, curving line with an oblong head and a thin, pointed tail. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.504
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