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Object 2000.13.39 Female head fragment. 3rd century. Is there some way to make an educated guess as to the status of the women depicted in these pieces?

Is there some way to make an educated guess as to the status of the women depicted in these pieces?

Identity, Religious Rituals, Buddha Head, Religion, Objects, Spiritual, Spirituality

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2000.13.7 Hand of the Buddha Kushan Dynasty, 3rd century A.D. This piece shows a piece of a divine body, one which might not seem significant but can gain significance through its link to divinity. It also adds some nice variety from the typical Buddha heads in the collection.

2000.13.7 Hand of the Buddha Kushan Dynasty, 3rd century A.D. This piece shows a piece of a divine body, one which might not seem significant but can gain significance through its link to divinity. It also adds some nice variety from the typical Buddha heads in the collection.

http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/abby/2003_4_293.jpg

http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/abby/2003_4_293.jpg

Indian Beauty, Gender, Blouse, Identity, Color, Colour, Blouses, Hoodie, Music Genre

This copper bowl is a good contrast to the other large bowl as this one would have been more decorative.

Gandhara frieze: seated Buddha & attendants c. Shows a bodily form of the divine as well as some practices of worship.

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Category: statue of a religious deity. Date unknown.

Object 2012.1.7 Attendant female figure with flower. Old = valuable?. Maybe Abby can provide more context about its significance or lack thereof?

Object Attendant female figure with flower. Old = valuable? Maybe Abby can provide more context about its significance or lack thereof?

Ganesh figure 2003_4_230 2

Ganesh figure 2003_4_230 2

Vajrapani male, fragment.  2000_13_35-4crop.jpg (800×1160)

Vajrapani male, fragment. 2000_13_35-4crop.jpg (800×1160)

2012.1.2 Bust of Female devotee offering flowers This sculpture provides a nice comparison between the way in which gods and those who worship them are presented. It also brings up questions of how important it was to a deity's image and power to show people worshiping them.

Bust of female devotee offering flowers. Crosses with religion. A more modest presentation of a woman than the full-body relief sculpture.

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