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  • Amorous Couple (Mithuna) · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    ease while the woman twists to display and admire the nail marks left by her partner during lovemaking a motif in both Sanskrit literature and the visual arts of South Asia Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 2001 2003

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  • An Ascetic Shaiva Deity · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    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 Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination examined for condition Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 2001 2003 Provenance Doris Weiner Gallery New York New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale Sotheby s New York New York June 17 1993 sale no 6440 lot 85 John and Berthe Ford Baltimore 1993 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2004 by gift Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford 2004 Download Image Add

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  • An Unidentified Monk · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    the palm open as if it once held an object The right arm extends to the knee and the hand forms a ritual gesture in which the thumb and middle finger form a circle Without an inscription or more specific attributes it is not possible to identify the figure precisely His robe printed with stylized floral and wave motifs provides no clue It is possible however that he represents not just any monk but an arhat in which case the sculpture would be part of a set Usually in portraits of monks the features are more individualized whereas here not only are they idealized but the model seems to have been Indian rather than Tibetan He may also represent one of the four great Kashyapas of the Buddhist tradition Even if he remains unidentified the representation remains a handsome example of a figural sculpture in wood a common material for structures but not for sculpture Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 2001 2003 Provenance Spink Sons London date and

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  • Animal Study: A Ram · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    by the fourth Mughal emperor Jahangir r 1605 27 and was continued by both later Mughals and Rajput patrons This study of a ram is from the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan the famed builder of the Taj Mahal Provenance John and Berthe Ford Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2003 by gift Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford 2003 Download Image Add

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  • Architectural Fragment · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    femal figure carrying an offering surrounded by highly plastic and nearly symetrical leaves The figure likely a yakshi or female nature spirit wears a high girdled close fitting chiton with short sleeves fashionable during Hellenistic times A complex hair style draws attention to her distinctly Western face while large grape cluster earrings popular in India hang down toward her shoulders Provenance Frank Caro New York Walters Art Museum 1964 by

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  • Architectural Fragment with Figures · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    inside and the celebratory dancers echo the actual drummers and performers of a festival day Conservation Date Description Narrative 6 30 2004 Treatment cleaned Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 2001 2003 Provenance Rudi Oriental Arts New York purchasd

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  • Arhats in Landscape · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    suggest the he is meditating in a cave Below is Pindola Bharadvaja Secondary figures include cosmic Buddhas an angry protector deity for each arhat and attendant monks Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 2001 2003 Provenance Sonam Tashi Hong

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  • Ascetic Master · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    representing teachers that were made in Newar workshops in south central Tibet especially Tsang Particularly noteworthy is the treatment of the robe with finely incised vegetal designs This portrait comes from the same artistic milieu as several others of the 15th 16th centuries widely dispersed in various collections e g Uhlig 1995 nos 123 24 126 27 and 134 The teacher is represented as a grub thob or a Tibetan siddha His hair is tied in an ascetic topknot and his silver inlaid wide eyes emphasize his yogic power Additionally he has large distinctive spiral earrings and wears the crossbelt of a hero channavira which is often given to the mahasiddhas He sits on a deer skin atop a lotus but not in the meditation posture Rather it is the relaxed royal ease posture maharajalilia with the right knee raised His left hand holds the vase of immortality while the right wields a thunderbolt The goatee may be the only individual feature of this idealized but handsome portrait Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque

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