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.



Met-1496
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Title: Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana at the Hermitage of Bharadvaja: Page from a Dispersed Ramayana (Story of Rama)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-17061
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Title: Desakhya Ragini (three athletes in the early morning), from Rajasthan
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: Page from a dispersed ragmala
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bos-37183
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Title: Wives of the Mathura Brahmans
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-08284
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Title: Hanuman Revives Rama and Lakshmana with Medicinal Herbs
Description: Overall
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-0878
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Title: Lady Watching Her Maid Kill a Snake
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-7412
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Title: Palace Ladies Hunting from a Pavilion
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-08308
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Title: The Monkey King Vali's Funeral Pyre
Description: Overall
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-08282
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Title: The Demon Marichi Tries to Dissuade Ravana
Description: Overall
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-40481
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Title: Lute (tambura)
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-02013
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Title: A Brahmacharin
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dva-1515
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Title: Radha and Krishna
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-25387
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Title: Karma Purana (pur?na preached by Vishnu in his tortoise form)
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: story: Bhairava Dancing, from Mewar, Rajasthan
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-3833
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Title: Siva, Lord Whose Half is Woman (Ardhanarishvara)
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-24884
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Title: Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu) manuscript , from Jammu-Kashmir, Basohli
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: Page: The Demon Samvara Kidnaps Krsna's Infant Son, Pradyumna
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bos-37746
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Title: The Prachetas paying homage to Shiva, from a Bhagavata Purana series
Creator(s): Manaku
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dva-24885
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Title: Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu) manuscript
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: Page: Krsna Lifts Mount Govardhana, from Mankot, Jammu-Kashmir
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-24886
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Title: Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu) manuscript
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: Page: Vamana, the Dwarf Avatar of Vishnu, from Mankot, Jammu-Kashmir
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-25391
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Title: Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of the Lord Vishnu)
Creator(s): Garhwal School
Description: Page: Siva chasing Mohini
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-24934
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Title: Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu) manuscript
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: Page: Krsna Destroys the Demoness Putana, from Sirohi, Rajasthan
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bos-37441
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Title: The Hour of Cowdust
Creator(s): Nainsukh
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dva-7413
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Title: Raja Sansar Chand of Kangra and his Small Son and Courtiers
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-4175
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Title: Mandala of Shiva and Shakti
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-1896
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Title: Pandharpuri Tambura
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-3761
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Title: Bhagavata Purana
Description: Page: Khrishna Talking to Elders
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-2602
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Title: Head of Krishna: Cartoon for a Mural Painting of the Ras Lila
Creator(s): Sahib Ram
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-37043
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Title: Krishna Fed by the Wives of the Mathura Brahmanas
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-40344
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Title: Fiddle (mayuri)
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dva-3745
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Title: Bhagavata Purana
Description: Page: Markandeya Saluting Lord Khrishna...on the Primeval Ocean
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-9898
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Title: Page from a Markandeya Purana series: The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon Raktabij and Kali Lapping Up the Demon's Blood
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bos-40127
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Title: Lute (sitar)
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-06004
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Title: Sitar
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Piu-0001
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Title: Foggy Dawn on the Ganges
Description: Dasashvamedha Ghat, vendor of wish lights
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Piu-0005
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Title: Foggy Dawn on the Ganges
Description: Male bathers performing morning ablutions
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Piu-0003
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Title: Foggy Dawn on the Ganges
Description: Dasashvamedha Ghat, ritual bathers
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Piu-0004
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Title: Foggy Dawn on the Ganges
Description: Brahman priest performing ceremony to rising sun
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-9640
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Title: Small Hindu temple sanctuary
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Pia-0012
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Title: Bull Temple
Description: Tower (gopura) atop massive structural supporting columns & beams
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pia-0014
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Title: Bull Temple
Description: Raking view upward, W side of tower
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pia-0015
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Title: Bull Temple
Description: General detail: half of W side, sculpture all white against yellow building
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pia-0016a
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Title: Bull Temple
Description: figure of nude goddess with appearance of a contemporary woman
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.