Durga Astride Her Lion, 17th century
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‐regarded 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
Hanuman, 18th century
Maharashtra or Karnataka, India, Copper alloy, 10 5/8 x 7 1/4 in., Gift of Leo S. Figiel, MD and family, 2006