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Ganesha

Ganesha
Indonesia, East Javanese period (circa 930–1478), 11th century
Andesite (volcanic stone)
Museum purchase, 1957/2.56


UMMA Collections

Asia: Southeast Asia

Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam

The UMMA collection of Southeast Asian art is focused on Buddhist and Hindu sculpture from Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia. The recent major gift from the Doris Duke Foundation helped to expand the Buddhist art collection, which includes a complete set of Thai Buddhist altar and lacquerware, Chinese ceramics made for Thai market, and Burmese sculpture. There is also a small but significant collection of ceramics, including Neolithic wares of the Ban Chieng Culture in Thailand; Sawankhalok ware, also from Thailand; and Vietnamese trade ware.

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