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Engaged capital carved in grayish, coarse sandstone (arkose). The bell-shaped drum is decorated with a pattern of vine rinceau that encircles palmette leaves in a roughly symmetrical arrangement on each face of the capital. These ornamental plant forms are deeply undercut to highlight the pattern in sharp relief. A pair of volutes decorated with vertical striations springs from the vine rinceau in the upper portion of each face of the capital. A rosette enclosed in a circle appears at the top edge of the center of each face of the capital, above the point where the branches of the volutes diverge.
French (French (culture or style))
Engaged capital with vine rinceau, palmette leaves, and rosettes
1100 – 1125
Museum Purchase
A portable icon featuring Guanyin. She is standing in a walking position and is carrying a willow branch and vase.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Chinese, Guanyin) with a willow branch and vase
618 – 907
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
Marble relief in round "shadow box" with glass.
Robert Cushing
Portrait of Randolph Rogers (1825-1892)
Gift of the Honorable C.C. Trowbridge
The four-armed Durga sits on a stylized crouching lion with her right leg pendant and the left one across her body.  Her front right hand extends down with palm outwards in a boon giving gesture while the back right hand holds a sword.  Her left font hand holds a fruit or flower bud while her back left hand holds a shield. The whole is simply carved with rather subdued jewelry, but she does wear necklaces, bracelets, armlets and loose anklets as well as large circular earrings and a diadem across her forehead.  Her hair is arranged behind the diadem. The stele is subtly pointed and its only decoration is a band along the outside, although a throne is suggested at her knees.  A highly stylized lotus supports her right foot at the base.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Durga on her lion mount
1200 – 1399
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
A elief of the baby Krishan being taken across the Jumna River on top of the head of his father. The father and baby are in the lower right corner of the frieze, with the image of a tail following them going diagonally behind.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Baby Krishna Taken by His Father across the Jumna River
20th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
900 – 1199
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
A fragment of a stucco relief sculpture.
Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra, attended by Indra
100 – 399
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
A three-quarter length angel, robustly carved in high relief, emerges from a cloud bank on the curved inner face of the console. The outer face of the console bears a tightly wound vine scroll carved in shallower relief with a bird at its center. The bird grasps the vine with its left leg while stretching back to grasp a cluster of grapes in its beak.
French (French (culture or style))
Console with bird in vine scroll, rinceau, and angel
1150 – 1175
Museum Purchase
Black schist carved in the relief of Green Tara, a guide and saviouress on the Buddhist path to enlightenment.  She holds two lotuses, one open and one closed and makes the gesture of gift-giving with her palm facing outwards, towards the devotee.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
10th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel

French (French (culture or style))
Relief Panel with the Lamb of God ("Agnus Dei")
1133 – 1166
Lent by Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
A reduction featuring the raised image of a woman and man sitting at a table. The woman leans on the table and the man reads a paper.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American (North American))
Mildred and William Dean Howells
1897 – 1898
Gift of John H. Dryfhout (Rackham, 1966) in honor of the University's 200th Anniversary
Relief of flowers and the upper half of a woman&#39;s body.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Female Figure with Flowers
99 BCE – 99 CE
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink