Buddha, late 5th century. India (Uttar Pradesh, Mathura). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Enid A. Haupt Gift, 1979 (1979.6) | This Buddha image embodies the qualities of radiant inner calm and stillness, the products of supreme wisdom. As the summation of stylistic development in a period of Buddhist expansion, this representation became the benchmark for the Buddha image throughout Asia. #OneMetManyWorlds
This Green Tara was painted in one of the Kumbum cambers and likely dates not long after the site was founded in 1427. The style of this image suggests that Newari artists from Nepal had a hand in imagery of this important religious structure.