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Statue Statue

Marble statue of Hugh Miller, geologist and writer, examining a fossil fish similar to those he discovered in the Old Red Sandstone near his home in Cromarty in Easter Ross, by Amelia Robertson Hill, Edinburgh, 1869

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Bronze sculpure of the Buddha Amida seated in meditation with a mandorla behind his head: Japan, 18th - 19th century

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Figure of Ganesha (Hindu god) in silver, shown with a female attendant standing beneath a naga (serpent) on podium supported by two rats (vahana or vehicle of Ganesha): Nepal, probably 19th century AD

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Casket of silver, octagonal box with hinged lid, decorated with figures of Hindu deities and foliate designs: Tibet, 19th century AD

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Figure of Buddha seated in meditation, metal alloy: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Khmer, Lopburi School, 13th century

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Figure of Buddha seated, hands in earth witness mudra with the right hand connecting with the ground, wearing jewellery and monastic robe, bronze: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Late Chieng Sen style, 15th - 16th century

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Carving showing scenes from the life of Buddha, fragment of carved stone: South Asia, Gandhara, 2nd century

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Bronze group showing the Abduction of Orithyia by Boreas: French, after a model by Louis-Simon Boizot, model c. 1786, 19th century

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Bronze group showing the Abduction of Proserpina: French, after a model by Louis-Simon Boizot, model c. 1786, 19th century

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Bronze group of Juno sitting on a cloud with her peacock: French, by Étienne Le Hongre, c. 1680 - 1690

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Bronze group of a mother with two children representing the Christian virtue of Charity after a model by Alessandro Algardi: Italian, 17th century

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Bronze group of Pan, with Cupid, trying to capture the nymph, Syrinx, who resists: North-East Italy, by Francesco Bertos, c. 1710 - 1740

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Bronze group of Hercules seated, almost naked, spinning, and Iole standing, wearing a lion's skin and holding his club with her right hand: Italian, Florence, by Ferdinando Tacca, c. 1650 - 1660

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Figure of Buddha, seated, hands in earth witness mudra with the right hand connecting with the ground, carved stone: South Asia, India, Bihar, late 12th century

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Plaque depicting the eight great events from the life of the Buddha, steatite: Asia, South Asia, India, possibly Pala period, 8th - 13th century

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Figure of Gautama Buddha, seated cross-legged, hands in the dhyana mudra position of meditation, carved hornblende schist: India, Gandhara, 2nd - 3rd century

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