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.



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
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
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.
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
Kca-0030
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Angkor Vat: Overall view
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0031
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: View of central tower, Main Sanctuary
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0037
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Pre Rup: 3 of 5 towers of central Sanctuary, dated to 961
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0038
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Detail of "devatas," female divinities, carved on the outer wall of NW pavilion, Angkor Vat
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0039
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: View of "devatas," female divinities, carved on the outer wall of NW pavilion, Angkor Vat
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0042
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Angkor Thom: The Bayon. The great central mass and a section of the enclosure gallery
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0043
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Angkor Thom: The Bayon. closer view of central mass with gallery
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0044
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Angkor Thom: The Bayon. view of one of the Face Towers with depictions of the Bodhisattva
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0046
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Angkor Thom: Elephant Terrace. Elephant trunks hanging over the wall, frontal view
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kca-0047
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Title: Angkor: Khmer (Angkorean) capital and temple complexes
Description: Angkor Thom: Elephant Terrace. Elephant trunks hanging over the wall, seen from the side
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kcc-0015
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Title: Naga (cobra) Balustrade (fragment)
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kcc-0017
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Title: Naga (cobra) Balustrade (fragment)
Description: detail:cobra heads being held
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kcc-0018
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Title: Naga (cobra) Balustrade (fragment)
Description: detail:deva (a benevolent demigod) at far right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-4130
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Title: Indra, King of the Gods' Heaven
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Kcc-0013
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Title: Portrait, presumed to be of Jayarajadevi
Description: Overall view, front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kcc-0014
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Title: Portrait, presumed to be of Jayarajadevi
Description: Detail from front right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-2055
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Title: Celestial Lovers (Mithuna)
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-1475
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Title: Loving Couple (Mithuna)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06255
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Title: Seated Shaivite Saint, Karaikkal Ammaiyar
Description: 3/4 Left.
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1659
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Title: Portrait of Jnanatapa Surrounded by Lamas and Mahasiddhas
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art