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  1. goddess of fortune, wife of Shiva
  2. Usually blue and holds a cloud, in love with Radha
  3. 2-10 Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Marwar,ca. 1880. Opaque watercolor on paper, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn (gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Poster).
    ____________(Brithish in India ) ______________________________
    Jaswant Singh, the ruler of Jodhpur, had himself portrayed as if he were a British gentleman in his sitting room, but the artist employed the same materials that Indian miniature painters had used for centuries.
  4. 1-24 Mithuna reliefs, detail of the north side of the Vishvanatha Temple, Khajuraho, India, ca. 1000.
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    Northern Hindu temples are usually decorated with reliefs depicting deities and amorous couples (mithunas). The erotic sculptures suggest
    the propagation of life and serve as protectors of the sacred precinct.
  5. 1-1 Interior, Chaitya Hall, Karle, India, ca. 50 CE (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
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    Chaitya halls in Buddhist monasteries house stupas. The form of the rock-cut cave at Karle imitates earlier wooden halls. The massive interior(45 feet tall, 125 feet long) has excellent acoustics for devotional chanting
  1. a
  2. b Who is Lakshmi?
  3. c
  4. d Who is Krishna?
  5. e

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  1. FOUR KEY SITES IN THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA
  2. Who is Ganesha?

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  1. 1-29 Vishnu lying on the cosmic ocean, from the Mebon temple on an island in the western baray, Angkor,Cambodia, 11th century. Bronze, 8 long.
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    This fragmentary hollow-cast bronze statue was originally more than 20 feet long and inlaid with gold, silver, and jewels. It portrays Vishnu asleep on the cosmic ocean at the moment of the universe's creation

          

  2. 1-11 The Life and Death of Buddha, frieze from Gandhara, Pakistan, second century CE, 2' x 9'
    (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
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    This Gandharan frieze is one of the earliest pictorial
    narrative cycles in which the Buddha appears in
    human form. It recounts the Buddha's life story from his birth at Lumbini to his death at Kushinagara.
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    (a) birth at Lumbini, (b) enlighten-ment at Bodh Gaya, (c) first sermon at Sarnath, (d) death
    at Kushinagara.

          

  3. 1-32 Towers of the Bayon, Angkor Thom, Cambodia, ca. 1200.
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    Jayavarman VII embraced Buddhism instead of Hinduism. His most important temple, the Bayon, has towers carved with giant faces that probably depict either the bodhisattva Lokeshvara or the king himself.

          

  4. 1-28 Harihara, from Prasat Andet, Cambodia,
    early seventh century.Stone, 6 3 high. National
    Museum, Phnom Penh.
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    Harihara is a composite of Shiva (the god's right side)and Vishnu (on the left).Although stylistically indebted to Gupta sculp-ture, the Khmer statue is
    freestading so that it could be viewed from
    all sides.

          

  5. 3-3 Guang, probably from Anyang, China, Shang dynasty, 12th or 11th century bce. Bronze
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    . Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,San Francisco (Avery Brundage Collection).
    Shang artists perfected the casting of elaborate bronze vessels decorated with animal motifs. The animal forms, real and imaginary, on this libation
    guang are probably connected with the world of spirits.