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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
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 nude female figure with decorative hair. The surface of the stone is worn down to obscure her facial features and her right lower arm and all of her left arm are broken off. 
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
6th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Carved male figure playing a long flute that extends from his mouth past his stomach.  The base of the figure has a single-layer chevron pattern.
Lamidi Fakeye (Nigerian)
Flute Player
1950 – 1967
Gift of Lynn and Warren Tacha
Shiva as Bhairava stands against a plain pointed arch supported by pilasters with a kirtimukha or face of glory at the top. He stands in a trihanga pose, with his hip thrust to his right and wears platform sandals. He originally has four arms, the front two of which are broken away. His back two arms hold a decorated trident and a drum. He would have held a sword in one hand and a kapala, a cup made out of a scull and a hanging severed head in the other. He is naked, but wears much of jewelry including belts with pendant elements, anklets, armlets, bracelets, necklaces, a band just under his breasts and large circular earrings. He also wears a decorated sacred thread over his left shoulder. His has an elaborate coiffure in curls around the top of his head with a large topknot to one side. His face is badly damaged. Emaciated hungry ghosts attend him, the one to his right dancing with his hands raised above his head with a pot between his legs. The ghost who is on his left stands behind a dog, whose head has b
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Shiva as Bhairava
1100 – 1299
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink in honor of Vishakha Desai and Robert Oxnam

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Buddha, seated, from Tongguan, with mandorla
4th century
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
This figure of Christ wears a volumnious mantle and strides forcefully forward with his left leg. His hands, now broken off, once held either a cross-staff or a globe while he made of gesture of blessing with the other. His robe appears to have originally been gilded and then painted over with red to impart his garment with a lustrous quality.
Standing Christ
1470 – 1480
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This standing figure of the Virgin turns slightly toward the left with her head bowed and hands clasped before her in a restrained expression of grief. Her robe is gilded, which contributes a regal note to this somber figure.
Mourning Virgin from Crucifixion group
1450 – 1500
Gift of Michael and Georgia deHavenon.

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Buddhist Figure
19th century
Transfer from the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies
Gilt bronze statue of monk with a begging bowl over his shoulder. This is Phra Malai, who achieved extraordinary powers through his accumulated merit and was able to visit numerous hells and heavens and then travel back to report on what he had seen.  Phrai Malai has elongated ears and stands on a wooden base wearing a detailed robe.
Phra Malai (The Monk)
1800 – 1932
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection