Dancing Ganesha

Dancing Ganesha

Date: 10th century
Culture: India (Madhya Pradesh); Kalacuri
Medium: Mottled red sandstone
Dimensions: H. 36 in. (91.4 cm); W. 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2007
Accession Number: 2007.480.2

Art and the Hindu Pantheon of Gods

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th-12th grade
Supplies Needed: 1 3D printer, 1 spool of PLA plastic filament
Preparation time: 24 hours
Lesson duration: 2 hours

Description: The legends surrounding the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses inspired many artists to do their best to accurately depict them and their stories.

Objectives: Students should be able to recognize elements of Hindu mythology in various works of Indian art and compare and contrast artistic choices to tell the stories of Hindu lore.

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