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  1. milk maid
  2. 1-15 Bodhisattva Padmapani, detail of a wall painting in cave 1,
    Ajanta, India, second half of fifth century.
    Ajanta caves are known for ceiling paintings. Depicts a Bodhisattva ( a potentian budhha/ assistant to buddha and they do not go on to be buddahs because they have a job to humanit to heal and fix us).
  3. scantily clad women who make mango trees flower. Their pose was later used to represent Queen Maya giving birth to the Buddha.
  4. 1-5 Seal with Seated Figure Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan ca. 2300-1750 BCE steatite/alkali 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" ( INDU )
    This seal depicting a figure (with three faces?) wearing a horned headdress and seated in a posture used in yoga is evidence that this important Indian meditative practice began as early as the Indus Civilization.
  5. 2-2 Qutb Minar, begun 13th century, and Alai Darvaza, 1311, Delhi India (Vijayanagar )
    Qutb al-Din Aybak established the sultanate of Delhi in 1206 and built the city's first mosque to mark the triumph of Islam in northern India. The 238-foot-high Qutb Minar is the tallest minaret in the world.
  1. a What is a Sanchi Yakshis?
  2. b Who is Radha?
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e

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  1. Who is Ganesha?

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  1. 2-14 Dish with two mynah birds on a flowering branch, fromVietnam, 16th century. Stoneware painted with underglaze cobalt, in diameter. Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena. ( Myanmar )
    Vietnamese ceramists exported underglaze pottery throughout South east Asia and beyond. The spontaneity of the depiction of mynah bird
    on this dish contrasts with the formality of Chinese porcelains.


  2. 4 armed holds discusWho is Vishnu?


  3. 1-10 Meditating Buddha, Gandhara, Pakistan, second century CE, Kushan dynasty, Gray schist, 3' 7 ½"high (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
    Greek nose!


  4. 1-17 Dancing Shiva, rock-cut relief, Badami, India, Late sixth century
    Shiva here dances the cosmic dance and has 18 arms, some holding objects, others forming mudras. Hindu gods often have multiple limbs to indicate their suprahuman nature and divine powers.


  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.


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