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Torso of Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara, ca. 6th century. Southern India. Lent by Victoria and Albert Museum, London (IM.300-1914) | This bronze discovered in Thailand and related works recovered in Java and Borneo form a coherent class of object and are unlikely to have been locally cast, suggesting a widespread diffusion of the late Amaravati style of southern India.

Torso of Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara, ca. 6th century. Southern India. Lent by Victoria and Albert Museum, London (IM.300-1914) | This bronze discovered in Thailand and related works recovered in Java and Borneo form a coherent class of object and are unlikely to have been locally cast, suggesting a widespread diffusion of the late Amaravati style of southern India.

Buddha Preaching on Winged (Garuda) Grotesque with Attendants, 7th–early 8th century. Central Thailand.

Buddha Preaching on Winged (Garuda) Grotesque with Attendants, 7th–early 8th century. Central Thailand.

Buddhist Guardian King, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.18.104) #mustache #movember

Buddhist Guardian King, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.18.104) #mustache #movember

Mahapratisara, the Buddhist Protectress, 10th century. India (Bihar). The…

Mahapratisara, the Buddhist Protectress, 10th century. India (Bihar). The…

Stele with Eight Great Events from the Life of the Buddha, 10th century. India, Bihar, possibly from Nalanda. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (2009.541) | Relief sculptures showing the great pilgrim sites take on increasing importance across north India. The most significant scene is the central Buddha touching the earth at the moment of his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya. Surrounding him are seven other scenes of his life.

Stele with Eight Great Events from the Life of the Buddha, 10th century. India, Bihar, possibly from Nalanda. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (2009.541) | Relief sculptures showing the great pilgrim sites take on increasing importance across north India. The most significant scene is the central Buddha touching the earth at the moment of his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya. Surrounding him are seven other scenes of his life.

Candraprabha, Personification of the Moon, late 7th–8th C. Central Thailand. personifying planets has Vedic origins in ancient India and was part of the veneration of the elements in S.E. Asia.

Candraprabha, Personification of the Moon, late 7th–8th C. Central Thailand. personifying planets has Vedic origins in ancient India and was part of the veneration of the elements in S.E. Asia.

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Amoghapasha, late 8th–early 9th century. Western Indonesia. Lent by a private collection. | In this eight-armed form, Avalokiteshvara is known as Amoghapasha, “he whose noose is unfailing,” after the noose (pasha) he uses to remove impediments to enlightenment. #LostKingdoms

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Amoghapasha, late 8th–early 9th century. Western Indonesia. Lent by a private collection. | In this eight-armed form, Avalokiteshvara is known as Amoghapasha, “he whose noose is unfailing,” after the noose (pasha) he uses to remove impediments to enlightenment. #LostKingdoms

The “Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations” exhibition, on view February 8 – June includes five loans and eighteen objects drawn from department holdings.

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