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-0907
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Title: Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
Description: Panel #1: erotic couple (mithuna) with attendants
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0909
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Title: Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
Description: Panel #3: erotic couple (mithuna) with attendants
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1000
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: pyramid-shaped tower with monolithic crown (sikhara) at top
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1002
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Close view NW of Rajarajeshvara temple
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1003
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Canopy over colossal, monolithic bull (Nandi) with green-robed pilgrims
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1007
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Rajarajeshvara temple, detail: north edge of pyramidal tower from SW, stone & stucco
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1010
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Rajarajeshvara temple, lower tier of sanctum-tower (vimana) at SW corner with figure of Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1011
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Rajarajeshvara temple, detail: sanctum-tower (vimana) with figures of gods on SW side
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1013
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: First (outer) gateway (gopura), ca. early 11th century, total from NE
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Kia-1014
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: First (outer) gateway (gopura), quasi-total of sculptured NE façade, upper half
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1015
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: First (outer) gateway (gopura), detail: lower left of sculpted NE façade
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1020
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Second (inner) gateway (gopura), upper half of sculpted SE (main) façade
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1021
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Second (inner) gateway (gopura), left one-quarter of sculpted SE façade with large figure of gate-keeper (dvarapala)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1025
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Subrahmanya (identified with the war-god Skanda/Maruga) shrine, ca. early 17th century, Nayak period. Quasi-total, dome with iconography of Skanda
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-1027
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Title: Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
Description: Ganesha (Ganapathy) shrine, late 18th century, Maratha, detail: dome & amazingly complex carving supporting it
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-2914
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Title: Standing Hanuman
Description: front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-59277
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Title: Figure of the Hindu Goddess Kali
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-1746
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Title: Chamunda, the Horrific Destroyer of Evil
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kia-0795
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Title: Brihadishvara Temple Complex
Description: Brihadishvara temple, S flank of sanctum-tower (vimana) & enclosing wall of pillared hall (mandapa)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0799
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Title: Brihadishvara Temple Complex
Description: Shiva's bull (Nandi) over life-size, in parklike grounds
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0803
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Title: Brihadishvara Temple Complex
Description: total of sanctum-tower (vimana), S side from SW
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0807
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Title: Brihadishvara Temple Complex
Description: Durga (war-like aspect of Great goddess) shrine with Brihadishvara temple in background, view N
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0809
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Title: Brihadishvara Temple Complex
Description: Uttara Kailasa shrine, now the Parvati (Shiva's consort) shrine, total S side from S
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0812
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Title: Brihadishvara Temple Complex
Description: very close detail of highly carved base of dome
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0814
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Title: Brihadishvara Temple Complex
Description: close detail: Shiva as Chandeshanugrahamurti (Chandesha is a probable reference to Rajendra I)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-3989
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Title: Celestial Lovers (Mithuna)
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bal-63457
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Title: Shiva with ten arms
Creator(s): Vietnamese School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-165829
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Title: Statue of Vishnu in his triple form of Vishnu, Narayana and Vasudeva, from Angkor Thom
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-3360
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Title: Shiva Embracing his Consort, Uma (Alinganamurti)
Description: front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kcc-0003a
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Title: Head of Shiva
Description: total from front center, closer view
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-181977
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Title: Lintel with Shiva Nataraja
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Kia-0768
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Title: Duladeo Temple
Description: Total from W, view ENE
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0769
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Title: Duladeo Temple
Description: View NE of wall-section (jangha) with rows of figurative sculpture
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0771
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Title: Duladeo Temple
Description: Close detail: standing bull-headed god (Vasu)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-1816
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Title: Seated Six-Armed Shiva as Conquerer of Death (Mrityunjaya)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3379
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Title: Thirty-Nine Pages from a Dispersed Prajnaparamita Manuscript
Description: page i
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-4012
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Title: Shiva with Parvati and Skanda ("Somaskandamurti")
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-3986
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Title: A Beautiful Woman of the Gods (Celestial Beauty)
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
XIR-155545
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Title: Shiva with many arms and heads
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Kca-0030
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Angkor Vat: Overall view
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.