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Loving Couple (Mithuna), 13th century. India (Orissa). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

"Hot Valentine's Day," a visual essay by Mary Ann Barton, illustrated with a stone sculpture from century India, Loving Couple (Mithuna).

Marble votive relief,Neon Phaleron,Attica ca. 410 BC,Pentelic marble depicting the abduction of the Nymph Basile by  Echelos.Hermes,holding a painted whiplash in his right hand,leads the charriot with the coupleThe names of the 3 figures are carved on the epistyle,above the composition:Hermes,Echelos,Basile,The center is occupied by the horned river Kephisos with Artemis opposite a god;at the right stand three Nymphs.It was dedicated by Kephisodotos, son of Demogenes.

“Marble votive relief,found in Neon Phaleron,Attica BC.The abduction of the Nymph Basile by the hero Echelos.

hinducosmos: Dancing Celestial Deity (Devata) Early 12th century, India Uttar Pradesh, Medium: Sandstone (via The Metropolitan Museum)

hinducosmos: Dancing Celestial Deity (Devata) Early century, India Uttar Pradesh, Medium: Sandstone (via The Metropolitan Museum)

Head of a Bodhisattva, Guanyin, 12th Century China, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Head of a Bodhisattva, China, reportedly from Henan province, Northern Song to Jin dynasty wood, Overall - cm inches). Allen Fund Cleveland Museum of Art

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century The Asia Society - wonderful stone carving with great delicacy and movement. Best known danciing Ganesh.

Shalbhanjika - the harbinger of fertility - a yakshi who's mere touch can make a tree blossom Khajuraho, India, Stone Sculpture, ca.

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