Sun, 06/02/2013 – Sun, 12/29/2013

Fowler Gallery

The mystical Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist religions highlight compassion, wisdom, and internal reflection. These attributes have been personified by artists in sculptures of metal, terra cotta, wood, and stone. Meditational deities, temple dancers, and enlightened beings will be on exhibition in Fowler Gallery beginning June 2. The works range in date from 200 AD up to and including the 1900s and were produced in India, Tibet, and Nepal.

The sculptures included in South Asian Temple Art came from the Museum’s permanent collection, most having been generously donated by the Jaipaul and Koblenzer families. Items included in this exhibition were from temples or were associated with or used directly in religious practices.

Shiva, 1600s Teak Bharat, India, Kerala Gift of the Jaipaul Family, 2001.