An Ascetic Shaiva Deity, Indian, dates from circa 1000, made of pink sandstone.
The elaborate hairdo and the strap that helps to keep his legs in position identify this figure as a yogi and an ascetic. He sits on a cushion with his legs crossed at the ankles. His large, bulging eyes, too, are signifiers of the inner heat of a powerful yogi. He has a well-groomed beard and moustache, both of which are standard features of royal portraits in Madhya Pradesh sculptures.
However, he is completely devoid of any ornament and wears only a narrow sash tied diagonally across his torso. Nevertheless, his elongated earlobes, as one sees in Buddhist images, and the four arms indicate that he is a deity.
Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA.
Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869-1937), Oak Ridge ,1908 ,Oil on canvas, 47.5 x 83 cm
René Lalique (French, 1860-1945), Woman’s face pendant. c. 1900-02. Gold, ivory, enamel, diamonds and sapphires. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
Ganesh Enthroned, dated 1854
India: Rajasthan, Bikaner, 1854-1854
Opaque watercolor on paper
image: 6-1/2 x 4-1/4 in. (16.5 x 10.8 cm); sheet: 8-1/8 x 6-1/4 in. (20.6 x 15.9 cm)
Norton Simon Museum
Robert Macaulay Stevenson (Brit., 1854–1952), Moonlit Landscape, Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 101.5 cm, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Ganesha, c. 950-1000
India: Tamil Nadu, 925-1025
16 x 8-1/2 in. (40.6 x 21.6 cm)
The Norton Simon Art Museum