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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Spearhead with a four-character inscription
8973 BCE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
8700 BCE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
A 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a simple wooden stick) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. A small metal weight, attached to one one side of the drum with a cord, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist. The drum in his case is of hammered metal, with incised patterns of Buddhist auspicious symbols.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Jian (sword) with broken handle
9700 BCE
Gift of F. Karel Wiest
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))
19th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Winged beast (mythical animal): support for post
20th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Medicine Bottle
1600 – 1899
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna
The body of this cylindrical censer is decorated with eight columns spaced at regular intervals. The lid of the censer consists of an openwork dome divided into sections by eight vertical ribs that converge at its apex. An arched horizontal band intersects the midpoint of the ribs, and these eight junctures are marked with a projecting bird that holds a small bronze ball dangling from its beak. Two segments of the dome are decorated with Maltese crosses while another two feature curved plant forms. The apex is surmounted by a finial comprised of a globe topped by a Maltese cross on which a bird holding a piece of fruit perches.
Censer with Maltese crosses, birds, and columns
500 – 699
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ge (ceremonial dagger-axe)
8700 BCE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
Two nude figures embrace and kiss. The man is seated with his legs crossed as he bends to the side to embrace the woman, his arm under her shoulders. The woman, kneeling beside the man, arches upward and backwards to meet the bending figure of the man. The smooth modeling of the figures is contrasted by the more agitated modeling of the base and the support on which the man sits.
Auguste Rodin (French (culture or style))
Eternal Spring
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Roby
Possibly used to cover a linga, a phallic representation of the god Shiva or representing a linga decorated with a face of Shiva, we find a stylized face on a tall, thick cylindrical neck. He is depicted with large, wide open eyes consisting of a double line above and below with a heavy eyebrows above them.  A third eye is between them in a vertical direction.  He has thick lips and wears a luxurious moustache. A decorated band fits tightly under his chin and may represent a decorated beard of necklaces.   At the bottom of the band is a stylized linga on a base, looking like a cross on a line.  His ears sport snake earrings and his hair is worn combed back from the forehead in wide matted bands.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Shiva, in his form as ekamukhalinga
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
Almost life size, this stylized face was probably placed upon a shaft and used as a religious standard at a temple.  The face consists of almost a perfect circle with large ears to either side.  His mouth is open showing tiny saw tooth like teeth with large canines at either end.  His eyes are large and wide open with huge circular pupils and a heavy eyebrows and luxurious moustache. Horizontal lines on his forehead are signs of a follower of Shiva.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Bhairava (?), head
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
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