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Snakes: Sinister or Sacred?
Associated with life-giving water, power, and reincarnation, snakes have been objects of worship for thousands of years in India. Join Docent Margaret Booker as she explores Hindu and Buddhist sculptures from South and Southeast Asia that incorporate this belief in the power of snakes.
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“Take out” a taste of art! Join museum docents and fellow art lovers for interactive lunchtime encounters with selected artworks from the collection. We’ll gather in a Zoom meeting to look closely at compelling works using high-resolution images and learn some fun facts. Each week will focus on a different topic. Simply turn on your microphone to join the discussion.
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Serpent king (nagaraja) (detail), probably 207. India; Mathura region, Uttar Pradesh state. Sandstone. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein Fund, B86S4. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.