MEETING GOD: ELEMENTS OF HINDU DEVOTION

 
ANKLET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5632 A
Culture: MEWARI
Locale: RAJASTHAN, UDAIPUR
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL (SILVER)
Dimensions: D:7.5 H:2 (in CM)
Technique: HOLLOW, EMBOSSED
Acquisition Year: 2001 [PURCHASE]
Donor: HUYLER, STEPHEN P.
Keywords: ANKLET
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Gauri statue.Known as the Shining One and Radiant Lady, the Goddess Gauri is another form of Parvati, the beloved wife of Shiva. Dressed and adorned as if it were going on parade during Gangaur.
 
ANKLET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5632 B
Culture: MEWARI
Locale: RAJASTHAN, UDAIPUR
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL (SILVER)
Dimensions: D:7.5 H:2 (in CM)
Technique: HOLLOW, EMBOSSED
Acquisition Year: 2001 [PURCHASE]
Donor: HUYLER, STEPHEN P.
Keywords: ANKLET
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Gauri statue.Known as the Shining One and Radiant Lady, the Goddess Gauri is another form of Parvati, the beloved wife of Shiva. Dressed and adorned as if it were going on parade during Gangaur.
 
BEADS
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 1 / 5863
Culture: INDIAN ?
Country: INDIA ?
Material: BONE ?, THREAD
Dimensions: BEAD) D:.4 DOUBLED STRAND) L:27.4 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1900 [GIFT]
Donor: MISSIONARY EXHIBIT
Keywords: BEAD
 
BELL
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 4147
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: BENARES ?
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL
Dimensions: D:4 H:7.3 (in CM)
Subject: HANUMAN
Acquisition Year: 1928 [GIFT]
Donor: HILDBURGH, W.L., DR.
Keywords: BELL
Category: SOUND DEVICES
 
BELL
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 7809
Culture: INDIAN, KOTA
Locale: NILGIRI HILLS
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL, TWINE
Dimensions: D:10.6 H:14.8 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1938 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: MANDELBAUM
Keywords: FUNERAL BELL
Category: SOUND DEVICES
 
BELL
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 4369
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: KERALA, TRICHUR
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL (BRASS)
Dimensions: D:6.3 H:7.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1963 [PURCHASE]
Donor: MENCHER
Keywords: BELL
Category: SOUND DEVICES
 
BELT
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5633
Culture: MEWARI
Locale: RAJASTHAN, UDAIPUR
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL (SILVER)
Dimensions: L:48 W:.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 2001 [PURCHASE]
Donor: HUYLER, STEPHEN P.
Keywords: BELT
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Gauri statue.Known as the Shining One and Radiant Lady, the Goddess Gauri is another form of Parvati, the beloved wife of Shiva. Dressed and adorned as if it were going on parade during Gangaur.
 
BLOUSE
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5641
Culture: MEWARI
Locale: RAJASTHAN, UDAIPUR
Country: INDIA
Material: CLOTH (COTTON), METAL (ZIPPER), THREAD, PIGMENT
Dimensions: L:46 W:36 (in CM)
Technique: STAMPED
Acquisition Year: 2001 [PURCHASE]
Donor: HUYLER, STEPHEN P.
Keywords: BLOUSE
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Gauri statue, known as the Shining One and Radiant Lady. The Goddess Gauri is another form of Parvati, the beloved wife of Shiva. Dressed and adorned as if it were going on parade during Gangaur.
 
BOWL
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 4344
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: KERALA, SOUTH MALABAR
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL (BRASS)
Dimensions: D:8 H:2.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1963 [PURCHASE]
Donor: MENCHER
Keywords: BOWL
Category: CONTAINERS

Exhibition Label: Holy water vessel.
 
BOWL, ORNAMENTED WITH FIGURES
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5142
Culture: INDIAN
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL (BRONZE)
Dimensions: D:9 H:8.3 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [PURCHASE]
Donor: EILENBERG
Keywords: BOWL
Category: CONTAINERS

Exhibition Label: Ritual vessel. This vessel would hold either holy water used to worship the God Shiva or the sacred ash that is collected and distributed during worship of him. It also bears symbols associated with Shiva.

This object was also exhibited at:
• Water: H2O = LIFE (AMNH, NEW YORK, NY, November 2007)
 
BOWL, RELIEF DECORATION
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5145
Culture: INDIAN
Country: INDIA
Material: METAL (BRONZE)
Dimensions: D:5 H:5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [PURCHASE]
Donor: EILENBERG
Keywords: BOWL
Category: CONTAINERS
 
BRACELET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5634 A
Culture: MEWARI
Locale: RAJASTHAN, UDAIPUR
Country: INDIA
Date: Early 20th Century
Material: METAL (SILVER), WIRE (SILVER)
Dimensions: D:7.5 H:2 (in CM)
Technique: EMBOSSED
Acquisition Year: 2001 [PURCHASE]
Donor: HUYLER, STEPHEN P.
Keywords: BRACELET
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Gauri statue.Known as the Shining One and Radiant Lady, the Goddess Gauri is another form of Parvati, the beloved wife of Shiva. Dressed and adorned as if it were going on parade during Gangaur.
 
BRACELET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5634 B
Culture: MEWARI
Locale: RAJASTHAN, UDAIPUR
Country: INDIA
Date: Early 20th Century
Material: METAL (SILVER), WIRE (SILVER)
Dimensions: D:7.5 H:2 (in CM)
Technique: EMBOSSED
Acquisition Year: 2001 [PURCHASE]
Donor: HUYLER, STEPHEN P.
Keywords: BRACELET
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Gauri statue.Known as the Shining One and Radiant Lady, the Goddess Gauri is another form of Parvati, the beloved wife of Shiva. Dressed and adorned as if it were going on parade during Gangaur.
 
CANOPY
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 3376
Locale: ORISSA
Country: INDIA
Material: CLOTH
Dimensions: L:153 W:153 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1962 [PURCHASE]
Donor: LANIUS, MARY C.
Keywords: CANOPY
Category: TEXTILE

Exhibition Label: Canopy (overhead).Typical of Orissa, this appliqued cloth may hang above the bride and groom during their wedding, above a temporary shrine or over a street during a festival procession.
 
CANOPY
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 5273 A
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: MADRAS
Country: INDIA
Material: CLOTH (WOOL, COTTON), TASSEL
Dimensions: WITHOUT FRINGE) L:105 W:60 OVERALL) L:136 W:84 (in CM)
Technique: APPLIQUÉ
Acquisition Year: 1966 [GIFT]
Donor: DYER
Keywords: CANOPY

Exhibition Label: Kavadi.The kavadi represents the weight of human sins that Subramaniam bears to bring peace to the universe.Both the carved ends of this kavadi and its decorative cover have images of Subramaniam, and his brother Ganesha.
 
CANOPY END PANELS (2), RELIEF CARVING
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 5273 BC
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: MADRAS
Country: INDIA
Material: WOOD, METAL
Dimensions: B) L:36.4 W:23.4 H:4.8 C) L:36.8 W:23.5 H:5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1966 [GIFT]
Donor: DYER
Keywords: CANOPY PANEL

Exhibition Label: Kavadi.The kavadi represents the weight of human sins that Subramaniam bears to bring peace to the universe.Both the carved ends of this kavadi and its decorative cover have images of Subramaniam, and his brother Ganesha.
 
CANOPY FOR WEDDING
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 6894
Culture: INDIAN, RABARI
Locale: GUJARAT, KUTCH
Country: INDIA
Material: CLOTH
Dimensions: L:188 W:172 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1970 [PURCHASE]
Donor: BOSE, VIVIAN, MRS.
Keywords: CANOPY, WEDDING
Category: TEXTILE

Exhibition Label: Canopy (overhead).Created as a dowry piece, this canopy may hang over a bride and groom during their wedding. It could also hang above the street outside their home during a festival procession or cover a seasonal shrine.
 
CANOPY FRAME PARTS (10)
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 5273 J-S
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: MADRAS
Country: INDIA
Material: WOOD, METAL
Dimensions: L:58.2 W:2.3 H:1.2 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1966 [GIFT]
Donor: DYER
Keywords: CANOPY

Exhibition Label: Kavadi.The kavadi represents the weight of human sins that Subramaniam bears to bring peace to the universe.Both the carved ends of this kavadi and its decorative cover have images of Subramaniam, and his brother Ganesha.
 
CANOPY SUPPORT PIECES (3)
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 5273 GHI
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: MADRAS
Country: INDIA
Material: WOOD, CORD
Dimensions: GHI, TIED TOGETHER) L:72.5 W:57.7 H:8.3 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1966 [GIFT]
Donor: DYER
Keywords: CANOPY

Exhibition Label: Kavadi.The kavadi represents the weight of human sins that Subramaniam bears to bring peace to the universe.Both the carved ends of this kavadi and its decorative cover have images of Subramaniam, and his brother Ganesha.
 
CANOPY SUPPORT POLE AND PEGS
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 5273 DEF
Culture: INDIAN
Locale: MADRAS
Country: INDIA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: D) D:5.5 L:88 EF) D:.8 L:6.4 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1966 [GIFT]
Donor: DYER
Keywords: CANOPY

Exhibition Label: Kavadi.The kavadi represents the weight of human sins that Subramaniam bears to bring peace to the universe.Both the carved ends of this kavadi and its decorative cover have images of Subramaniam, and his brother Ganesha.
 
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