Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
Red-brown painted plaster with gold tones
Overall: 43 x 30 x 19 1/4 in. ( 109.2 x 76.2 x 48.9 cm )
inscriptions: top of base proper left side: "Hoffman"
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.
Gift of the artist
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