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)



Lia-2176
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Title: Stone Chariot (Garuda Shrine), Vitthala Temple Complex
Description: Close detail: complex, ornamental carving of stone chariot-like shrine
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2177
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Title: Stone Chariot (Garuda Shrine), Vitthala Temple Complex
Description: Close detail: stone chariot-like shrine being pulled by elephants
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-24938
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Title: Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu) manuscript
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: Page: The Earth Goddess Returns the Stolen Goods to Krsna and Pays Homage to Him, probably from Delhi-Agra region of Uttar Pradesh
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bal-65902
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Title: Dancing girls taken from Baz Bahadur's palace at Malwa
Creator(s): Indian School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Lia-2092
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Title: Narasimha Shrine
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2093
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Title: Narasimha Shrine
Description: Half-length detail with multi-headed cobra (naga) & demon mask (kirttimukha)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2094
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Title: Narasimha Shrine
Description: Close detail: head with bulging eyes
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-192440
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Title: Churning of the Sea of Milk
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-1615
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Title: Krishna Battles the Armies of the Demon Naraka: Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2106
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Title: Box
Description: top of lid
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-24906
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Title: Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of the Lord Vishnu)
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: page: The Wedding of Satyabhama and Krsna, from Rajasthan
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-3023
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Title: Malavakusika Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragmala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-29440
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Title: Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-29442
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Title: Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-29444
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Title: Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-2174
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Title: Krishna Revels with the Gopis: Page from a Dispersed Gita Govinda (Loves of Krishna)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2181
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Title: The Death of the Demoness Putana: Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2891
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Title: Kalila wa Dimna; Leopard Bearing Lion's Order to Fellow Judges
Description: folio 51r
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-35834
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Title: Lute (tambura)
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-1982
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Title: Panchama Ragini: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-66876
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Title: A ceremonial spoon jewelled with rubies, emeralds and a diamond
Creator(s): Indian School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bos-37283
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Title: Repeated design of lotus leaves for a border
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dva-9372
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Title: Brahma Issuing from Vishnu's Navel
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Lia-2040
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Title: Elephant Stables
Description: Total length with 11 domed spaces
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2041
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Title: Elephant Stables
Description: Three bays of domed spaces from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2043
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Title: Elephant Stables
Description: Central bays with domes & remnant of tower
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2146
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: Outer east gateway (gopura), framed by colossal rocks in foreground, view NNE
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2150
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: Outer east gateway (gopura), total from S
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2155
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: View of western half of complex with north gateway (gopura)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2157
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: North gateway (gopura), E side, general view
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2158
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: North gateway (gopura), close detail: barrel-vaulted crowning element (shala) of tower
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2159
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: Sculptural capping of dancing platform (mahamandapa) with N gateway (gopura) at right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2160
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: Capping sculpture with Shiva above dancing platform (mahamandapa); bronze finial of sanctum dome in background
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lia-2162
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Title: Virupaksha Temple Complex
Description: Inner east gateway (gopura), upper left half of multi-story tower
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-3831
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Title: Ragmala
Description: Page from a dispersed "Ragmala" series: Intercaste Marriage (Belavala Ragini)
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-9371
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Title: Scene from a "Ragmala" series: Khambhavati Ragini (Woman Worshipping Brahma)
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-9456
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Title: Illustration from a Ragmala series: Meghamall?ra Ragini
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-9889
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Title: Scene from a Ragmala series: Madh? M?dhav? R?gin? (Woman Running Through the Rain to Her Lover)
Vendor: Davis Art Images
XIR-175914
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Title: Two Cranes on the Edge of a Pond
Description: watercolour on paper
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
BAL-004537
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Title: Seventh Incarnation of Vishnu as Rama-Chandra: Rama and Sita Reunited
Vendor: Bridgeman Education