Ancient Sculptures

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This exhibit is showing the many sculptures created before the 1400's by different cultures and eras.  By Rebecca Broussard

Reclining Female Figure, Unknown, Early Cycladic II period, 2500 B.C. - 2400 B.C., From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
This sculpture is a small figure of a woman from the Early Cycladic period. Due to the figure being made before any documentation the creator and the purpose for it's creation is unknown.
Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, 13th century, From the collection of: Rubin Museum of Art
This 13th century sculpture is depicting the goddess Durga killing the buffalo demon demigod for trying to destroy the order and balance of the world.
Goddess Pratyangira, Chola dynasty (9th-13th centuries), India, 12th century, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Goddess of Pratyangira is sculpted for the Indian goddess Pratyangira. This goddess has the body of a woman and the head of a lion with a mane. She is know for curing diseases and bringing rain.
Crowned Male Bust, Scultore federiciano, 1225/1225, From the collection of: Fondazione Cariplo
The crowned Male Bust is a marble bust sculpted by Scultore Federiciano I 1225. This sculpture is showing a normal man from Holy Rome wearing the period clothing from that time.
Statue of a drunken old woman, 100 - 200 AD, From the collection of: Musei Capitolini
This marble statue show a very realistic older woman holding a vase filled with wine. This sculpture was most likely made to draw attention to the common peoples prolems.
Head of the rain god, 1300–1521, From the collection of: Dallas Museum of Art
Tlaloc the rain god is the Mesoamerican god of rain a crop fertility. The creator of this sculpture is unknown due to the lack of documentation in this period,this sculptures purpose was a portrait.
Female anthropomorphic figure "Venus", Unknown, 40th-5th century B.C, From the collection of: Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indígena (MAPI), Uruguay
Similar to the Woman of Wilendorf the Female Anthropomorphic Figure has no known purpose or creator. Like other Venuses it is speculated this is a fertility talisman or fertility goddess.
Vishnu with attendants, Pala dynasty (8th?early 12th centuries), early 12th century, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
This phiyllite stone relief sculpture is showing the Hindu god Vishnu. The god Vishnu brought order to the world with his attendants. One of the gods hands is showing the sign o charity.
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