Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. The Sri Mariamman Temple was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, eight years after the East India Company established a trading settlement in Singapore.
Sambandar, the poet-saint, 1200-1400 India; Tamil Nadu state. Probably born around the year 600, Sabandar was said to begin composing poems to Shiva when he was a small child. Here he is shown as a child, dancing in devotion. His poems were collected and continue to be sung in southern Indian temples today. This bronze is part of the permanent collection at the Asian Art Museum, SF.