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Three-headed Male Figure

Date: 19th–early 20th century
Geography: Republic of Congo
Culture: Kuyu peoples
Medium: Wood, pigment
Dimensions: H. 53 3/4 in. (136.5 cm)
Classification: Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line: Purchase, Funds from various donors, Daniel and Marian Malcolm Gift, and Laura and James J. Ross Gift, 2006
Accession Number: 2006.447

Figure of a Horse

Figure of a Horse

Period: Tang dynasty (618-907)
Date: late 7th-first half of the 8th century
Culture: China
Medium: Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze and pigment Dimensions: H. 29 3/4 in. (75.6 cm)
Classification: Tomb Pottery
Credit Line: Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number: 1991.253.12

Buddha Shakyamuni

Buddha Shakyamuni or Akshobhya, the Buddha of the East

Date: 11th-12th century
Culture: Tibet
Medium: Gilt copper
Dimensions: H. 22 3/4 in. (58 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, 1995
Accession Number: 1995.106

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

Marie-Amélie, Queen of the French

Marie-Amélie, Queen of the French
Baron François Joseph Bosio (French, 1768-1845)

Date: 1841
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Marble
Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): 32 5/8 x 22 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (82.9 x 58.1 x 32.1 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Wrightsman Fund, 1990
Accession Number: 1990.60

Guardian Lions, Northern Qi Dynasty

Pair of Guardian Lions

Period: Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)
Date: mid-6th century
Culture: China
Medium: Limestone
Dimensions: H. 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); D. 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number: 30.66.2

Marble Head of Herakles

Marble head of Herakles
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Period: Imperial
Date: 1st century A.D.
Culture: Roman
Medium: Marble, Parian ?
Dimensions: H. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number: 27.122.18
This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 162

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Bust of a Female Deity

Bust of a Female Deity

Date: 8th-9th century
Culture: India (Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior)
Medium: Stone
Dimensions: H. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Perry J. Lewis, 1987
Accession Number: 1987.418.1

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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