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Utagawa Kunisada - With an umbrella in the snow
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Utagawa Kunisada - L'attore Kabuki Iwai Kumesaburo II
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Cup with spout
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Cup with ibex
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Akshobya
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Box for paper and documents
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Candlestick base
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Safavid tile
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Commentary on the 40 Traditions
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Fragment of Prabhamandala
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Ushnishavijaya
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Stupa with cosmic Buddhas
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Mamluk Ampoule
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Prajñaparamita manuscript with double cover
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Winter landscape at a watercourse
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Tamon-Ten
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Akshobhya the Buddha of the eastern direction
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Mirror box
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Inro with Tokaido stations
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glass thu
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Hu vase with painted decoration
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Urn for the soul (Hunping)
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Reclining Buddha in Parinirvana
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Utagawa Toyokuni I - Fox dance
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Architectural fragment with Shiva and a Vyala
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Anthropomorphic neck jar
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Civil servant on high pedestal
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Jnana Dakshinamurti
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Head of Vishnu
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Shalabhanjika
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destroy
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Worship of Krishna
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Head of a bearded man (Silenus or Atlas)
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Buddha and ascetic
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The defeat of Mara
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Shakyamuni Buddha on the throne of lions
Utagawa Kunisada - With an umbrella in the snow
Utagawa Kunisada - L'attore Kabuki Iwai Kumesaburo II
Cup with spout
Cup with ibex
Akshobya
Box for paper and documents
Candlestick base
Safavid tile
Commentary on the 40 Traditions
Fragment of Prabhamandala
Ushnishavijaya
Stupa with cosmic Buddhas
Mamluk Ampoule
Prajñaparamita manuscript with double cover
Winter landscape at a watercourse
Tamon-Ten
Akshobhya the Buddha of the eastern direction
Mirror box
Inro with Tokaido stations
glass thu
Hu vase with painted decoration
Urn for the soul (Hunping)
Reclining Buddha in Parinirvana
Utagawa Toyokuni I - Fox dance
Architectural fragment with Shiva and a Vyala
Anthropomorphic neck jar
Civil servant on high pedestal
Jnana Dakshinamurti
Head of Vishnu
Shalabhanjika
destroy
Worship of Krishna
Head of a bearded man (Silenus or Atlas)
Buddha and ascetic
The defeat of Mara
Shakyamuni Buddha on the throne of lions

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Description

The fragment, the wall part of a temple, has two relief figures placed on two parallel offset surfaces: on the prominent part of the fragment an image of Shiva is carved, on the rear part the image of a rampant vyala. The architectural part and the sculptures that decorate the surface are perfectly compatible with the wall decorations of the temples of Khajuraho. Shiva, accompanied by the small bull placed at his feet, rests on a jutting base. The stylistic canons of Khajuraho's sculptures are found in the subtle physique of the divinity and in the harmonious and almost unnatural curve that marks the posture of the body. On the rear wall surface there is the rampant image of a vyala, which, as in the temples of Khajuraho, is depicted with a small female figure under the erect body and a person astride her back. The movement impressed on the three bodies is of great figurative impact.

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