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MUSEUM OF ART
Indian Madurai Temple
The granite pillars, brackets, and slabs that form this temple hall-mandapa- come from the Madanagopalaswamy Temple, a XVIth century building complex in the South Indian city of Madurai.
The architectural elements installed in the Museum were purchased in 1912 by Adeline Pepper Gibson of Philadelphia while on a visit to Madurai.
They are believed to have come primarily from a frrestanding hall that one stood in front of the main shrine and was probably dismantled in the mid-nineteenth century.
Gift of Susan Pepper Gibson, Mary Gibson Henry, and Henry C. Gibson in memory of Adeline Pepper Gibson, 1919-714.
MASK OF THE DAY
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART COLLECTION
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RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
Interesting animistic Nepalese mask, the upturned posture of the mouth is an interesting iconographic trait characteristic of this region.