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A finely cast miniature icon of the Buddha Amitâyus, seated on a double lotus pedestal.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
The Buddha Amitâyus, seated in padmasana on a double lotus base, holding a vase of amrita (the elixir of long life)
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
A white marble statue of a young female figure, leaning forward holding a staff with eyes closed, her left hand held up to her right ear. A flowing, wind-swept garment drapes the figure. On the base to the left of the figure is a broken capital of a Corinthian column lying on its side.
Randolph Rogers (American (North American))
Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii
Gift of Rogers Art Association
Standing figure.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
White marble sculpture of female figure, partially nude with a cloth draped loosely around her waist and over her left forearm. She holds a cluster of flowers in her left hand, and a single bloom in her right; a basket of flowers located on base to left and slightly behind figure.
Richard James Wyatt
Gift of Albert M. Todd
This is a 21cm tall bronze sculpture of a nude female figure seated on a stump-like form with her legs extending out in front of her and crossed at the ankles. She leans the weight of her body on her left arm, as her left hand grasps the edge of the stump. Her right arm is bent and raised, with the back of her hand resting against the left side of her head.  She is gazing downward and her arm seems to be shielding her face. Her hair is pulled back and gathered in a knot. The patina is dark brown and the metal surface has a uneven appearance.
Aristide Maillol (French (culture or style))
Seated Nude
1881 – 1944
Gift of A. Paul and Ellen G. Victor

Equestrian Statuette of Marcus Aurelius
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Standing figure of a monk, in anjalî mudrâ
7th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
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
900 – 932
Museum Purchase
Small gilt bronze seated Buddha with Indian and Central Asian characteristics, including the pedestal he is seated on, folds of his robe, and the incised flames in the body halo encompassing him.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra, with mandorla
433 – 466
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Buddhist Figure
19th century
Transfer from the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies
Mañjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, standing with two celestial attendants.  This representation of Manjushri includes six arms, one of which holds a sword, while a narrow book (modeled after books made from palm leaves) lays across his upper hand.  Manjushri is wearing an ornamented crown and necklace, and is encircled by a halo of flames.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Six-armed Bodhisattva Mañjusri, standing, with two celestial attendants
17th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel