{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 3927, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/3927", "Disp_Access_No" : "1996.69", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1825-1850", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1825", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1850", "Disp_Title" : "Vishnu with His Consorts Bhudevi and Shridevi", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Indian", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Indian", "Disp_Dimen" : "15 1/4 x 11 7/16 in. (38.8 x 29 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "15 1/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "11 7/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Opaque watercolor", "Support" : "board", "Disp_Medium" : "Opaque watercolor, ink, gold paint & gold leaf on thick paper w/ metal lamellae", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Originating in South India during the Maratha period in the 1600s, these Hindu paintings of gods, made to serve as a symbol of the deity himself, were used in private prayer rooms. The image in this Tanjore painting is that of Vishnu, one of the three major gods of the Hindu pantheon, is the preserver of creation who often comes to earth as a man when good and evil are out of balance. Historic Tanjore painting bears several unmistakable traits that distinguish it from other Indian painting. Key characteristics include a larger than life god figure with a perfect round head and almond eyes; a bold color palette, often with a red background; and columns or curtains used as a framing device. These sacred paintings also have a three-dimensional surface covered with gold leaf and embossed with precious stones, glass, or metal. The result shines with a depth and richness worthy of the gods they denote. [Gallery label text, 5/27/10]", "Dedication" : "Estates of Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Indian", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Note that data sheet in curatorial file calls this "Vishnu with his Two Wives Bhudevi and Sridevi" and dates the work ca. 1825-1850. It is unclear where this information comes from.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/96.69_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/96.69_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/96.69_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/96.69_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "35262", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "These photos(master, print and access) were derived from post-conservation treatment photography (jpg) provided by Patricia Hamm, paper conservator, Fine Arts Conservation.", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 6801, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/6801", "Disp_Access_No" : "1969.18", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1825", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1820", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1830", "Disp_Title" : "Shri Baspuj ji", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Indian", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Indian", "Disp_Dimen" : "5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (13 x 13 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "5 1/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "5 1/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Opaque watercolor", "Support" : "paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold paint on paper pasted to modern pink cardboard", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Shri Baspuj ji (also called Vasupujya) was the twelfth of 24 Tirthankaras, men who have attained Nirvana and serve as guides for those practicing Jainism (an ancient Indian religion preaching non-violence). Only the last two Tirthankaras, dating from the 9th and 6th centuries BCE, are actual historical figures; the others are believed to have lived from several thousand to several millions of years ago. Several clues in this painting allude to the figure’s identification as Shri Baspuj ji. Each Tirthankara has a color and an animal associated with him – Shri Baspuj ji’s color is red and his animal is the buffalo. Finally, the words at the top translate to “Shri Baspuj ji.” [Gallery label text, 5/27/10] ", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Indian", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Per label, inscription at top of sheet says "Shri Baspuj ji," which label says is another name for Vasupujya, but "Shri Baspuj ji" does not appear in writings about Vasupujya. Is inscription mistranslated? At time of gift, Sue Schilling identified the subject as Mahavira. ", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/69.18_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/69.18_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/69.18_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/69.18_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "44973", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Post-treatment photo in natural light, taken at time of conservation. Color bar included; color-corrected and cropped at MAG. See images numbered 142489 on disk entitled "Indian Miniatures Documentation 2015"", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }