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Galerie Renaud Vanuxem

Galerie Renaud Vanuxem

House Post, 19th century; Wood; The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1965 (1978.412.842a) Gallery 354

House Post, 19th century; Wood; The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1965 (1978.412.842a) Gallery 354

Jerboa figurine. Middle Kingdom. Dynasty 12-14. ca. 1850-1640 BCE Egypt, Memphite Region, poss. Heliopolis. Faience.

Jerboa figurine. Middle Kingdom. Dynasty 12-14. ca. 1850-1640 BCE Egypt, Memphite Region, poss. Heliopolis. Faience.

Votive Plaque (Tsa Tsa) with a Stupa, 10th–11th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Rogers Fund, by exchange, 2011 (2011.43) | This molded clay votive plaque (“tsa tsa”) from Tibet presents a stepped stupa similar to those of north India. The “ye dharma”  inscription in the background caries core the meaning of the Buddha’s teachings.  This status as the Buddha’s “dharma body” gives this plaque a very real relic significance.  #Buddhism

Votive Plaque (Tsa Tsa) with a Stupa, 10th–11th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Rogers Fund, by exchange, 2011 (2011.43) | This molded clay votive plaque (“tsa tsa”) from Tibet presents a stepped stupa similar to those of north India. The “ye dharma” inscription in the background caries core the meaning of the Buddha’s teachings. This status as the Buddha’s “dharma body” gives this plaque a very real relic significance. #Buddhism

Figurine of a Seated Woman  Period: Late Naqada II Date: ca. 3450–3300 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Possibly Naqada Medium: Limestone, organic material, paint, malachite

Figurine of a Seated Woman Period: Late Naqada II Date: ca. 3450–3300 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Possibly Naqada Medium: Limestone, organic material, paint, malachite

Terracotta horse and rider, ca. 750–600 B.C. Cypriot. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Terracotta horse and rider, ca. 750–600 B.C. Cypriot. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Period:     Ur III, ca. 2100–2000 B.C., Mesopotamia, Nippur, Neo-Sumerian, ceramic figure. Metropolitan Museum of Art (this artwork is not on display).

Period: Ur III, ca. 2100–2000 B.C., Mesopotamia, Nippur, Neo-Sumerian, ceramic figure. Metropolitan Museum of Art (this artwork is not on display).

Votive Plaque: Seated Buddha in a Temple, ca. 9th–10th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1982 (1982.462.6) | Molded images were produced at the great pilgrimage sites and had relic status for devotees. Here, the Buddha sits within a temple that looks very much like the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya. #Buddhism

Votive Plaque: Seated Buddha in a Temple, ca. 9th–10th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1982 (1982.462.6) | Molded images were produced at the great pilgrimage sites and had relic status for devotees. Here, the Buddha sits within a temple that looks very much like the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya. #Buddhism

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