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History of Non Western Art Exam 2 Test

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  1. 3-2 Yangshao Culture vases, from Gansu Province, China, mid-third millennium bce.
    Neolithic Chinese artists produced vessels of diverse shapes even before the invention of the potter's wheel and decorated them with abstract motifs in red and brownish-black on a cream-colored ground.
  2. 1-18 Shiva as Mahadeva, cave 1, Elephanta, India, ca. 550-575. Basalt,Shiva 17 10  high
    3 faces= Bhairava- dangerous male
    Uma- balances/creative/pearls on head
    middle face is Shiva, balanced.
  3. 1-3 Robed Male Figure,Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan, ca. 2000-1900 BCE, steatite, 6 7/8" high ( INDU )
    Little art survives from the Indus Civilization, and all of it is of small scale. This bearded figure, which scholars think represents a priest-king, has iconographic similarities to some Sumerian sculptures.
  4. elesphant head. Son of Shiva
  5. 2-8 Outermost gopuras of the Great Temple, Madurai, India,completed 17th century. ( nayak)
    The colossal gateway towers erected during the Nayak dynasty at the Great Temple at Madurai feature brightly painted stucco sculptures
    representing the vast pantheon of Hindu deities.
  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e Who is Ganesha?

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  1. 1-8) Yakshi, detail from Great Stupa, Sanchi, India, mid-first century BCE to early first century CE (East Torana) (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
    A Detail from the Great Stupa. Yakshis personify fertility and vegetation. The Sanchi yakshis are
    scantily clad women who make mango trees flower. The yakshis' pose was later used to represent Queen Maya giving birth to the Buddha.


  2. multi armed, nimbus of fire, holds a drum, creator and destroyer of the world. Leg is lifted to show he can protect. Usually is dancing.Who is Krishna?


  3. milk maidWho is Devi?


  4. 1-30 Aerial view (looking northeast) of Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia, first half of 12th century.
    Angkor Wat, built by Suryavarman II to associate the Khmer king with the god Vishnu, has five towers symbolizing the five peaks o f Mount Meru,
    the sacred mountain at the center of the universe.


  5. 1-26 Death of the Buddha(Parinirvana), Gal Vihara,
    near Polonnaruwa, SriLanka, 11th to 12th century.
    Granulite, Buddha 46  long 10  high.
    The sculptor of this colossal recumbent Sri Lankan
    Buddha emulated the classicGupta style of a half
    millennium earlier in the figure's clinging robe,
    rounded face, and coiffure.


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