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 Country: India
Necklace - Banjara Festival Attire
Necklace. Torc-style necklace of silver, twisted and with wire wrapping at ends. Rigid hook at front to connect ends, and with a single Indian 25 Paise coin mounted near each side of clasp, with pendant silver beads. Suspended from the ends, near the clasp, are two large triangular ornaments of silver openwork, from which are suspended short lengths of silver chain terminating in silver spheres. Coins date from 1982 and 1988. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461854/
Necklace - Rabari Festival Attire
Necklace. Long necklace basket-weave links on which are strung tubular silver beads and mounted Indian coins. Center section composed of three larger coins, each with three pendant coins, from which hang small fringes of chain and spheres. No clasp, long flat strip at back. 16 single coins are 25 Paise from India, various dates from 1976 to 1988; 2 pendants are 50 Paise from India, dates obscured by mounts; 1 pendant is a 1979 1 Rupee from India; The 9 smaller pendant coins below main pendants are 25 Paise coins from India, dated from 1975 to 1987. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461845/
Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India
Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India A) Choli (top) - Sleeved, backless top. Deep V-neckline. Short sleeves. Patchwork, using various types, colors, and patterns of fabric. Panels at sides, bottom, and upper breasts/lower front shoulders of rows of various sized mirrors framed in different color stitching. Ties in back. Lined in various fabrics. B) Ghaghra (skirt) - Ankle-length skirt made of horizontal bands of various fabrics. From top: Green waistband; Yellow band with red stitched "X" forms; Wide band of three rows of small circular mirrors framed in various colors of cloth, the bands divided by a blue and an orange stripe of cloth with stitched "X" forms; Thin green band with red stitches; Very thin white strip; Pink stripe with center band of yellow/green running across it; Narrow band of various-colored fabric in slightly wavy profile; Black band with center band of various color stitching; White crenelated band; purple band; Wide green section with center wide red stripe with yellow borders; Wide hem with various embroidered bands and stitching. Lined in red fabric with light yellow printed paisley design. Slit at side, tie at waistband. C) Necklace. Yarn/cord necklace. Ball/loop closure at back. Back part of necklace covered with tightly wound spiral of tiny red/purple beads. Necklace has 7 pendants of graduated sizes composed of silver-colored coins with attached loops and with attached hanging loops from which are suspended small silver spheres. Between each coin pendant is a tubular silver spacer bead. Coins are from India, of several denominations, one dated 1984, one dated 1985, others with dates obscured. No maker's marks or hallmarks visible. Measurements: 21 3/4" long D) Necklace. Long, narrow corded/twined black necklace with central openwork beaded "zig-zag" line of tiny beads in groups of red, yellow, green, red, blue, green, and orange, with white beads at the "points" of the zig zags. Attached to lower edge of necklace is a "fringe" of various coins mounted with silver rectangular bars. Coins are from Afghanistan (20th century), Pakistan (dated 1981 and 1982), and Iran (reign of Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, from 1970's). No maker's marks or hallmarks visible. Measurements: 21 3/4" long Not shown in photographs are: E) Upper-arm band of maroon cotton/linen. Rectangular, with pink, green, and gold embroidery and 4 large circular mirror appliques with orange, green, and yellow borders along length, and two small circular mirrors with orange borders at one end. 7 large cast silver-colored metal pendant beads along lower edge. Cloth tie at each corner. 3 1/4" wide x 12 3/4" long. No labels or tags. F) Upper-arm band of maroon cotton/linen. Rectangular, with pink, green, and gold embroidery and 4 large circular mirror appliques with orange, green, and yellow borders along length, and two small circular mirrors with orange borders at one end. 7 large cast silver-colored metal openwork triangular pendants along lower edge. Cloth tie at each corner. 3 1/4" wide x 12 3/4" long. No labels or tags. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277035/
Earrings - Banjara Festival Attire
Earrings. Pair of earrings for pierced ears. Each earring is composed of an inner and outer circular hoop. A single flat silver pendant is suspended within the inner hoop, while a fringe of 7 pendants of a bugle bead and a silver sphere hang from the inner hoop. From the outer hoop hang a long triangular pendant fringe of 13 graduated strands with bugle beads, terminating in flat silver teardrop forms. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461874/
Earrings - Rabari Festival Attire
Silver earrings. Hook fasteners attached to triangular plaques set with red or red and green glass circles. Below plaques are suspended hemispherical filigree pieces with fringe of wrapped wire and silver spheres. One earring with 5 red stones, one empty collet, the other earring with 4 red and 2 green stones. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461804/
Earrings - Rabari Festival Attire
Silver earrings. Wire hook fasteners attached to oval collet containing a large oval dark blue glass(?) cabochon stone. Below stone is suspended a filigree hemisphere with dense fringe of silver shaped plaques and spheres. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461862/
Necklace - Rabari Festival Attire
Necklace. "Bib" style necklace with 4-strand black yarn necklace with silver slide at back. Front bib of silver beads mounted in vertical bands into a "fan" form, from which hang a fringe of 11 polished cowrie(?) shells, with a further fringe of pendant chains and spheres hanging from each shell. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461823/
Ajanta Cave 2
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This view shows the carved figurative decoration on the lintel frieze of figures both seated and standing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc44395/
Ajanta Cave 10, Votive Stupa in Chaitya Hall
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The stupa inside the cave is shown in this view. The stupa is a large religious structure housed under the domed interior of the prayer hall. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43518/
Ajanta, Cave 17 Painted Wall
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The scene painted on the wall of the cave consists of many male and female figures. In the foreground, a couple are engaged in an enclosed shrine. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc44400/
Ajanta, Cave 17 Painted Wall
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An elephant charges then kneels at feet of a Buddha figure as people watch. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc44398/
Ajanta, Cave 17 Painted Wall
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An elephant dominates the scene with some figures in the foreground and background. Some foliage and rocky formations are also part of this painted imagery on the wall of the cave. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc44399/
Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India
Bustier of a belly dancer's costume from the Banjara peoples of India. The bra-top of black cotton is embellished at front with silver coins and trimmed in multicolored cross stitch embroidery, mirror work, and Kangura patchwork appliqué. Plain black straps extend over shoulders and around back to tie. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277154/
Great Stupa
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This view shows a close detail of the gate of the Great Stupa. This north gateway's central section and bottom architrave is seen from the inside. The carving depicts a scene with many figures, animals and other items. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43258/
Lakshmana Temple Complex
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The Lakshmana Temple's subsidiary shrine is seen here, in detail, from the east. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc44280/
Prayer Hall
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The view moves from the exterior to the interior of the granite prayer hall. The entrance is topped with an arched panel above the lintel and a stupa can be seen through the opening which includes carved figures flanking the doorway. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43259/
Prayer Hall
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This view shows the richly carved surface of the foyer walls. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43261/
Prayer Hall
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The view shows the foyer and a general lateral view with arch, beam and wall decorations including carved colossal elephants. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43260/
Prayer Hall
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The view rakes upward to show the carved details of the wall surface and the architectural detail. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43264/
Prayer Hall, relief sculpture
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The relief sculpture detail in the foyer of the prayer hall is seen in this view. The figures are a standing man and a standing woman. The man's right hand is on the shoulder of the woman. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43262/
Prayer Hall, sculptures
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The interior of the prayer hall includes relief carvings and decorations with a sculpture of an elephant reaching out into the space in the round. In the far corner is a standing couple. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc43263/
Hat
Hat of beige cotton(?). The crown is designed as a five-sided pyramid constructed of five triangular segments that have concentric chevrons of top-stitching. The cylindrical lower edge has horizontal top-stitching, and a lower band of beige and gold brocade ribbon. Hat is unlined, with inner beige cotton(?) hatband. Designer's label: "Taj of India tm"; Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402488/
Bull Temple
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This close detail view shows the figure of a nude goddess. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc51061/
Taj Mahal Hotel
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The facade of the large hotel is visible with its arched portals, onion cupolas and domes. The hotel sits next to the Arabian Sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc51075/
Taj Mahal Hotel
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The corner with an onion dome is visible along with sweeping view of portion of the side facades. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc51077/
Taj Mahal Hotel
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The central section of the facade is visible in an upward sweeping view. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc51076/
Churchgate Terminus
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The facade of the railway station building is mostly visible behind a few trees. The building's style is a compilation of styles from Britain and India. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc49864/
Fortification Around Taj Mahal Complex
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The fortification includes a watch tower and arcade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc48421/
Ciborium, Chapel of Holy Sacrament, Basilica of Bom Jesus
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The ciborium includes elaborately turned and decorated columns and finials with a richly carved surface. Atop the ciborium is a large crucifix. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc48509/
Pulpit, Basilica of Bom Jesus
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The pulpit detail shows the intricate carving with its gold leaf and pale pink paint. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc48507/
Pulpit, Basilica of Bom Jesus
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The base of the pulpit is decorated with figures and foliage and covered in gold leaf and pink paint. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc48506/
St. Francis Xavier Adoring the Cross, Basilica of Bom Jesus
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This carved sculpture depicts St. Francis Xavier as he adores the cross in his raised right hand. The sculpture is painted in several colors with richly carved details. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc48508/
Peerless Pool in Fatehpur Sikri Palace Complex
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The water feature is geometric and includes surrounding steps. Beyond the pools is a building with many compartments open to the exterior. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45466/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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A partial view of the temple complex is shown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc7906/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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The surface decoration of the platform base is shown in this view. The view upward includes a portion of the superstructure at a raking angle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45485/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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This view contains a platform and an intact temple in the background. People walking around perimeter in foreground show the massive scale of the height of the elevation. Some archaeologists can be seen digging at the base. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45482/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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This close view shows the south side of the entrance to the temple with its stairs and highly surface decorated columns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45487/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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The view shows the Marriage Pavilion with its east gateway. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45488/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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This view shows two platforms and the elaborately decorated superstructures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45484/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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This close view shows a leonine type creature carved into the plinth of the marriage pavilion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45489/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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The view includes the south entrance to the dancing platform visible at right. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45486/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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This general view shows the area above the eastern courtyard and archaeologists digging in the foreground. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45483/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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The pier decoration shows Krishna killing a peacock. Other animal figures can be seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45492/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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A close detail of the highly decorative animals are shown that grace the entrance to the marriage pavilion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45491/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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The highly decorated piers to the marriage pavilion are shown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45490/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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The very close detail of the carved surface shows carving marks in the stone. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45494/
Vitthala Temple Complex
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The view shows a portion of the temple complex with many visitors milling around and the gateway is shown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc45493/
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
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This view of the Shiva temple shows the many high-relief figures encircling the columns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc44292/
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
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Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
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This detail view of this Shiva temple includes ascending clusters of towers. The surfaces are covered with intricate patterns carved into the sandstone with each tower topped with a finial. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc44290/
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