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Necklace - Rabari Festival Attire

Description: 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.
Date: 1987/2000
Creator: Rabari Peoples

Necklace - Rabari Festival Attire

Description: 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.
Date: 1975/2000
Creator: Rabari Peoples

Churchgate Terminus

Description: 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.
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Date: 1894/1896
Creator: Stevens, Frederick
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Hat

Description: 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".
Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Taj of India

Ajanta Cave 2

Description: This view shows the carved figurative decoration on the lintel frieze of figures both seated and standing.
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Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

Ajanta Cave 2

Description: The sculptural relief consists of lotus medallion in a mandala pattern. Two figures flank the sides of the relief.
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Date: 0375/0415~
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Ajanta Cave 2

Description: The painting on the cave wall depicts several seated half-clothed figures inside an architectural setting. In the lower right corner is another couple can be seen through a gold embellished window. In the upper right corner are more people. On the left side is an animal that resembles a horse or dog. There are many missing chips. Vidhurapandita teaches the sacred doctrine to the Naga King Varuna on the left and Queen Vimala is on the balcony discussing her marriage. Vidhurapandita and the court lady are below the balcony.
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Date: 0375/0415~
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Ajanta Cave 10, Votive Stupa in Chaitya Hall

Description: 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.
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Date: -0200~
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Ajanta, Cave 17 Painted Wall

Description: 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.
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Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

Ajanta, Cave 17 Painted Wall

Description: An elephant charges then kneels at feet of a Buddha figure as people watch.
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Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

Ajanta, Cave 17 Painted Wall

Description: 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.
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Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

Badami: Cave 2

Description: This view shows a dado panel of six dwarves carved in low relief into the wall.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami: Cave 3

Description: Entrance to cave 3 is shown in this view with its pillars. The massive amount of natural rock is also visible in this view. In the far lower right hand corner of this view can be seen a bit of an underground staircase.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami: Cave 3

Description: Entrance to Cave 3 is shown in this view with its six pillars. One figure is also in this view.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami: Cave 4

Description: This close detail view of a pillar shows Bahubali, a Jain saint.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami: Cave 4

Description: This close detail view shows two pillars and the carved figural element depicting Bahubali.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami: Cave 4

Description: This close detail view shows a relief carving of Mahavira.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami: Cave 4

Description: In this view a relief carving of Suparshvanatha with his symbol, the cobra, is shown.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami Caves and Surroundings

Description: Outer view of Hindu cave temple. The raised layered platform leads to the temple entrance with its four pillars. Some tourists are visible in this scene.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Badami Caves and Surroundings

Description: This view of the temple shows the raised layered platform of stairs leading to the entrance.
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Date: 0543/0757
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Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India

Description: 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 ...
Date: [1975..2000]

Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India

Description: 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.
Date: [1970..2000]

Bull Temple

Description: This close detail view shows the figure of a nude goddess.
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Date: 1900/1999~