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India


Seated Ganesha from Karnataka 1200-1300

Dancing Ganesha from Madhya Pradesh 900-1000

Uttar Pradesh 100-200

Serpent King from Uttar Pradesh (207 AD)


Serpent King from Uttar Pradesh 207 AD

Buddha from Uttar Pradesh 100-200

Four scenes of the life of Buddha from Gandhara 100-300

Seated Buddha from Gandhara 200-300


Standing Buddha from Gandhara 100-200

Buddha's first sermon from Gandhara 100-300

Buddha's first sermon from Gandhara 100-300


Buddha's first sermon from Gandhara 100-300

Buddha's first sermon from Gandhara 100-300

Shiva's linga from Madhya Pradesh 400-450

Seated Buddha from Gandhara (4th c AD)


Vishnu from Uttar Pradesh 300 AD

Shiva and Parvati from Bihar 600-700


Buddhist deity Vajra Tara from Bihar 1075-1200

Buddhist deity Vajra Tara from Bihar 1075-1200

Buddhist deity Vajra Tara from Bihar 1075-1200

Buddhist deity Vajra Tara from Bihar 1075-1200


Ganga from Bangladesh 800-900


Agni from Bihar 600-800

Parvati and sons from Bangladesh 1000-1100

Parvati from Bihar 1050-1100

Durga from Bihar 600-800


Vishnu from Karnataka 1200-1300

Vishnu from central India 950-1150

Vishnu from Rajastan 1000 AD

Brahma from Tamil Nadu 1000-1200 AD


Brahmani from Tamil Nadu 950 AD

Shiva from central India 1000-1100

Shiva from central India 1000-1100


Brahma

Brahmati (1000 AD)

Brahmati (1000 AD)

Guhyasamaja from Tibet (15th-16th c)


Shiva from central India 1000-1100

Scenes from Ramayana, Cambodia, 1100-1200

Scenes from Ramayana, Cambodia, 1100-1200


Scenes from Ramayana, Cambodia, 1100-1200

Scenes from Ramayana, Cambodia, 1100-1200

Scenes from Ramayana, Cambodia, 1100-1200

China


Bronze vessel, shang, 1300-1050 BC

Bronze vessel, shang, 1300-1050 BC

Bronze vessel, western Zhou, 900-850 BC

Bronze vessel, eastern Zhou, 550-400 BC


Majlayao culture, 3500-2000 BC

Bronze vessel, Shang, 1100 BC

Bronze bell, eastern Zhou, 550 BC

Bronze bell, eastern Zhou, 550 BC


Money tree, Han, 1st c AD

Money tree, Han, 1st c AD

Tang camel, 690-750 AD

Tang camel, 690-750 AD


House model, Han, 2nd c AD

Miniature mill, Han, 3rd c AD

Miniature stove, Han, 2nd c AD

Stele of a Buddha and two bodhisattvas, northern Wei, 533 AD


Stele of a Buddha and two bodhisattvas, northern Wei, 533 AD

Stele of a Buddha and two bodhisattvas, northern Wei, 533 AD

marble Arhat 12th c AD

Porcelaine representation of women 17th c AD

Japan


Japan, 2500-1500 BC

Japan, Female haniwas (clay figurines) 4th-6th c AD

Japan, Male haniwa 4th-6th c AD


Japan, Warrior haniwa 4th-6th c AD

Japan, Warrior haniwa 4th-6th c AD

Japan, Avalokiteshvara, 900-1100


Gion festival, six panel screen from the 18th c., Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
One of the most important festivals in Japan, the Gion festival is celebrated every summer in Kyoto at the Yasaka shrine since 869.

Gion festival

Gion festival

Gion festival


Brahma (Bonten) and Indra (Taishakuten) in dry laquer from Kofuku-ji Nara, 9th c, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Brahma and Indra were incorporated in the Buddhist pantheon as assistants of Buddha

Indra

Haniwa shamans, 4th-6th c.

Bronze from Japan, 4th c BC - 4th c AD


Japanese earthenware from 2500-1500 BC

Sho Kannon, 9th-12th c AD
Sho Kannon, an agent of the Buddha Amida, is the most popular deity of the Buddhist pantheon.

Buddha Amida (12th c)

Buddha Amida (12th c)

Sho Kannon (17th c)

Sho Kannon (17th c)


Brahma and Indra (8th c)

Brahma and Indra (8th c)

Indra (8th c)

Sho Kannon (12th c)


Sho Kannon (12th c)

Bronze dotaku (3rd c BC - 3rd c AD)

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