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Amradhapura

Anuradhapura (Sinhalese: අනුරාධපුරය; Tamil: அனுராதபுர), Sri Lanka WORKS OF: EDWARD G. WOOD, date unknown, c. 1900, transparency, gelatin on glass »

1st to mid-2nd century

This small bronze Buddha is probably one of the earliest iconic representations of Shakyamuni from Gandhara. »

Scenes from the life of the Buddha

MEDIUM: StoneORIGIN: Pakistan or AfghanistanDATE: late 2nd-early 3rd centuryPERIOD: Kushan dynastyCREDIT LINE: Purchase — Charles Lang Freer EndowmentACCESSION NUMBER: F1949.9a-dRecord Scenes from the life of the Buddha | Collections Search Center, Smithsonian InstitutionBirthEnlightenmentTeachingDeath »

The Birth and the First Seven Steps of the Buddha

Kushan period, about 2nd/3rd centuryPakistan, Present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, ancient region of GandharaThe Birth and the First Seven Steps of the BuddhaOrigin: GandharaDate: 101 AD–300 ADMedium: PhylliteCredit Line: Samuel M. Nickerson FundReference Number: 1923.315The Birth and the First Seven Steps of the Buddha | The Art Institute of »

Visit to an ascetic

Besuch bei einem Asketen | Visit to an asceticRelief2./3. Jahrhundert | 2./3. CenturyKushana-Zeit | Kushana timeGandharaNordwestliches Pakistan | Northwestern PakistanGrünlicher Schiefer | Greenish slateIdent.Nr. I 5920 | ID No. I 5920Sammlung: Museum für Asiatische Kunst | Süd-, Südost- und ZentralasienCollection:  Museum of Asian Art | South, Southeast and Central Asia© Foto: Museum für Asiatische Kunst »

Takht-i-Bahi تخت بھائی

Takht Bai, Takht-i-Bhāi, Takhtbai, Takht Bhai or Takh Bay The Buddhist Ruins of Takhi-i-Bahi (Throne of Origins) are a monastic complex, founded in the early 1st century A.D., is spectacularly positioned on various hilltops ranging from 36.6 metres to 152.4 metres in height »

Shad Tchup Ling

In Russia's Ural Mountains, a small group of Buddhists led by a veteran of the U.S.S.R.'s Afghanistan war has spent the past 21 years establishing a monastery on an isolated mountaintop. »

Daruma Facing a Cave Wall while Meditating

Alternate Title: 面壁達磨 Tōrei Enji (Japan, 1721-1792) 18th century Paintings; scrolls Hanging scroll; ink on paper Image: 14 1/2 × 19 1/2 in. (36.83 × 49.53 cm); Mount: 44 × 24 1/4 in. (111.76 × 61.6 cm) Gift of Leslie Prince Salzman (M.2006.207) Japanese Art »

Double-Headed Buddha

Title: Double-Headed Buddha Place: China, Tangut State of Xi-Xia, Khara-Khoto Date: 13th-14th century Archaeological site: Suburgan, Khara-Khoto Material: clay, with mineral paints and gilding Dimensions: h. 62 cm Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1933; transferred from the State Russian Museum Inventory Number: ХХ-2296 The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, »

Mara's Soldiers of Pegu

Mara's Demons; Shwegugyi Temple, Pegu; Ca. 1479; Glazed earthenware; H. 181/2 x W. 13 x D. 4 in. (47 x 33 x 10.2 cm). National Museum, Nay Pyi Taw. (Sean Dungan) Buddhist Art of Myanmar | New York | Asia Society Tile with Mara’s soldiers with parrot heads. Mingun »