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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ax or agricultural tool
4995 BCE
Museum Purchase
1940.421

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Shaped stone tool
4995 BCE
Museum Purchase
1940.422

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Handle or Pendant
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.112

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian (culture or style))
The Gothic Arch, from the 'Carceri'
1745 – 1755
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1992/1.123

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bead (1 of a set of 5)
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.98

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Wedge shaped flat stone
Museum Purchase
1940.420

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Wedge-shaped stone tool
4995 BCE
Museum Purchase
1940.423

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bead (1 of a set of 5)
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.97
Varahi has a crowned boar’s head on a woman’s body.  She sits with her ankles crosses and originally had four arms, the back two have broken away as has the front right hand which had probably been held up in a reassuring gesture.  Her left from hand is held down at her left knee with the palm held facing out in a gesture of giving.  Her body is softly modeled with a narrow waist and full breasts.  She wears jewelry that is in sharp but low relief and includes a series of necklaces forming a collar of decoration and a longer one that falls between her breasts which suggests the sacred thread extending down to her waist at her right.  She is naked from the waist up and the lower garment is merely suggested by the heavier folds at the waist.  Her head is tilted and her chin/snout had jutted out to the left, but the lower snout is broken away.  She wears a conical crown that accents the long diagonal of her face.  Originally there was an arch behind the image which would have supported her back arms, so the imag
Artist Unknown, India, Tamil Nandu, Kanchipuran
Varahi
900 – 932
Museum Purchase
1960/1.113
Ganesha is shown here seated on a double lotus throne, in a royal posture with the soles of his feet together. He has four arms, and holds two of his attributes in the rear pair: an ax and a rosary.  His trunk curls down across his rotund belly to reach for a bowl of sweets that rests in his left forward arm.  The cobra slung across his shoulder, now hard to make out because of the centuries of wear of the stone, indicates Ganesha's lineage as the son of the Shiva, in his aspect as the great ascetic. Almost 27 inches high, this sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha is carved of andesite, a volcanic stone common to the island of Java in Indonesia. Andesite is a soft stone and erodes easily, which is why the carving is no longer crisp.
Indonesian
Ganesha, seated on a double lotus throne
11th century
Museum Purchase
1957/2.56

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bead (1 of a set of 5)
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.99

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Dagger-axe (Ko)
8477 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.118
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