CDR-1339: SR Set: Major Religions: Hinduism

Hinduism is the world's oldest religion, with its origins preceding recorded history. Indeed, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, the Vedas, were composed ca.1800 years BCE. One of the basic Hindu concepts is a reverence for all life, as well as the belief that each individual creates his own destiny by the way in which he lives his life. Our images are largely from the period between the ninth and nineteenth centuries with the first half of the our set featuring a variety of distinctive temples, some of which are lushly textured in sculpted decor and mythical figures. Indian miniature painting composes the majority of the second part of the set. The practice of making illustrated manuscripts developed late in the religion's history, and the varied painting styles that ensued illustrated literary or even musical themes (ragas) as well as mythologies and escapades of the gods. (October 2014)



Kia-0756
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Title: Pattadakal Temple Complex
Description: Virupaksha Temple complex, Bull Pavilion (Nandi Mandapa), monolithic bull, total from front, view E
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0757
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Title: Pattadakal Temple Complex
Description: Virupaksha Temple complex, Bull Pavilion (Nandi Mandapa), monolithic bull, total profile view S
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0758
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Title: Pattadakal Temple Complex
Description: Virupaksha Temple complex, Bull Pavilion (Nandi Mandapa), relief of gatekeeper
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0759
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Title: Pattadakal Temple Complex
Description: Virupaksha Temple complex, Bull Pavilion (Nandi Mandapa), relief of 2nd gatekeeper
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0601
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Title: Badami Caves and Surroundings
Description: General view of cave
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0606
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Title: Badami: Cave 1
Description: Relief panel of Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja) shown with 18 arms & accompanied by his bull mount Nandi, dancing Ganesha & drummer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0607
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Title: Badami: Cave 1
Description: Guide following the dance pose of Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja) for scale
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0938
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Title: Shore Temple
Description: Total: W side from the W, with remains of stone courtyard
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0941
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Title: Shore Temple
Description: Total of both towers, W side from W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0942
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Title: Shore Temple
Description: Total, small & large towers, S side from S with remains of stone courtyard
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0940
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Title: Shore Temple
Description: Total of both towers, view SE with recumbent bulls (Nandis)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0939
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Title: Shore Temple
Description: Detail: larger & smaller towers, W side, view ESE, showing seated lion motifs at corners and finials (stupikas)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0945
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Title: Varaha Cave
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Tol-01101
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Title: Stele of Varaha Rescuing the Earth
Vendor: Toledo Museum of Art
Dva-4010
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Title: Pandava Cave Temples: Arjuna Ratha
Description: South side, free-standing elephant figure
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-4009
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Title: Pandava Cave Temples: Arjuna Ratha
Description: South side, detail -- deities in niches
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Kia-0920
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Title: Descent of the Ganges (Ganga) or Arjuna's Penance
Description: Relief, quasi-total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-68166
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Title: Relief depicting Arjuna's penance
Creator(s): Indian School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-1865
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Title: Bust of Kamadeva, the God of Love
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-2357
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Title: Dancing Ganesha
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Kia-0722
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Title: Durga Temple
Description: Total view ENE
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0723
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Title: Durga Temple
Description: Side view NNE
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0724
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Title: Durga Temple
Description: Total, view NW with entrance loggia
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0728
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Title: Durga Temple
Description: Detail: niche of ambulatory passage, Durga killing buffalo demon (Mahisasuramardini)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0921
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Title: Mahishasuramardini Cave
Description: Relief of Vishnu asleep on the serpent Ananta, total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0922
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Title: Mahishasuramardini Cave
Description: Relief of Durga slaying the demon Mahisha, total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0923
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Title: Mahishasuramardini Cave
Description: detail of Durga on her lion
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-1548
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Title: Linga with one Face of Shiva (Ekamukhalinga)
Description: Overall, front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3027
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Title: Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4259
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Title: Standing Parvati
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1774
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Title: Krishna on Garuda
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1921
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Title: The Goddess Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, Mahisha (Mahishasuramardini)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kia-0815
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: Temple complex with Matangeshvara Temple at far left
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0819
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: NE subsidiary shrine, total: view from E
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0821
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: NE subsidiary shrine, close detail: wall-section (jangha) with friezes & moulded plinth (pitha)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0824
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: Main temple, total: tower (sikhara)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0828
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: Main temple, total: general view W from ground level
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0832
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: upward view of S side with sculpture at interior corner & atop hall (mandapa)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0834
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: detail: S side, sensual figures
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0835
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Title: Lakshmana Temple Complex
Description: detail: S side, figures including celestial beauties (surasundari) applying vermilion to part in hair, Vishnu, singing nymph (apsara) & erotic couple (mithuna)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.