Exhibitions

Durga Astride Her Lion, 17th century

Accession Number: e303497

Faces of Devotion, Indian Sculpture from the Figiel Collection

On view April 10, 2010 to July 15, 2012

Located in the: Traditional Indian Art Gallery

The Peabody Essex Museum recently acquired the Dr. Leo Figiel Collection of Indian sculpture––widely‚Äźregarded as the finest collection of its kind. This exhibition presents a dramatic selection of ritual bronzes spanning the last millennium featuring depictions of deified heroes, pastoral gods and goddesses, and totemic animal spirits. These bronzes were principally made for Hindu ritual practice in the west and southwest regions of India and are the best examples of local and vernacular artistry. A complement to neighboring galleries of traditional and contemporary Indian art, this exhibition offers an opportunity to explore the connections between India’s artistic past and present.

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.

Media Partner: India New England

 

Images

Durga Astride Her Lion, 17th century

Durga Astride Her Lion, 17th century

Accession Number: e303497
Guardian Image, 18th century

Guardian Image, 18th century

Accession Number: e303476
Hanuman, 18th century

Hanuman, 18th century

Accession Number: e303505

Maharashtra or Karnataka, India, Copper alloy, 10 5/8 x 7 1/4 in., Gift of Leo S. Figiel, MD and family, 2006

Nandi, 18th century

Nandi, 18th century

Accession Number: e303487
Dog, 18th to 19th centuries

Dog, 18th to 19th centuries

Accession Number: e303485
Mask of Panjurli, 18th to 19th centuries

Mask of Panjurli, 18th to 19th centuries

Accession Number: e303514

Further Reading