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Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)

Object Number: 
1954.26
Date: 
1950
Medium: 
Red-brown painted plaster with gold tones
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 x 30 x 19 1/4 in. ( 109.2 x 76.2 x 48.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: top of base proper left side: "Hoffman"
Description: 
Portrait bust
Gallery Label: 
The Hindu religious leader was born in Calcutta and became a follower of Ramakrishna. In 1893 he came to the United States and here and in Europe founded the Vedanta movement, which fused several eastern and western philosophies and attracted a sizable international following. He died in a monastery near Calcutta.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group