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Standing              Buddha, Northern Qi 550-577. Limestone, 150 x 45 x 25 cm. Qingzhou              Municipal Museum, Shandong Province. Photo © The State Administration              of Cultural Heritage, People's Republic of China

Standing Buddha, Northern Qi 550-577. Limestone, 150 x 45 x 25 cm. Qingzhou Municipal Museum, Shandong Province. Photo © The State Administration of Cultural Heritage, People's Republic of China

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Viêtnam, province de Soc Trang, Tân Long Art khmer préangkorien, Style du Phnom Da, VIIe siècle ( ?). Grès 188 x 49 x 29 cm MA 5063

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Viêtnam, province de Soc Trang, Tân Long Art khmer préangkorien, Style du Phnom Da, VIIe siècle ( ?). Grès 188 x 49 x 29 cm MA 5063

Buddha (detail). Provenance unknown, central Thailand, first half of the 7th century. Sandstone; H. 67 3/8 in. National Museum, Bangkok

Buddha (detail). Provenance unknown, central Thailand, first half of the 7th century. Sandstone; H. 67 3/8 in. National Museum, Bangkok

Votive Plaque: Seated Buddha in a Temple, ca. 9th–10th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1982 (1982.462.6) | Molded images were produced at the great pilgrimage sites and had relic status for devotees. Here, the Buddha sits within a temple that looks very much like the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya. #Buddhism

Votive Plaque: Seated Buddha in a Temple, ca. 9th–10th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1982 (1982.462.6) | Molded images were produced at the great pilgrimage sites and had relic status for devotees. Here, the Buddha sits within a temple that looks very much like the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya. #Buddhism

Portrait of the Indian Monk Atisha, early to mid-12th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1993 (1993.479) | The Indian monk Atisha was ordained at Bodhgaya and the abbot of the vast Vikramashila monastery before traveling to Tibet in 1042. This is the earliest portrait of this great scholar; it was done in Tibet several generations after his death. #Buddhism

Portrait of the Indian Monk Atisha, early to mid-12th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1993 (1993.479) | The Indian monk Atisha was ordained at Bodhgaya and the abbot of the vast Vikramashila monastery before traveling to Tibet in 1042. This is the earliest portrait of this great scholar; it was done in Tibet several generations after his death. #Buddhism

Head of a Male Buddhist Devotee, 7th–8th century. Central Thailand. Lent by Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand | Many stucco figures recovered from Buddhist monuments in Nakhon Pathom depict lay devotees of noble rank, judging by their fine dress and jewelry. This male worshipper wears a generously proportioned cloth decorated with floral motifs around his head and large circular earplug ornaments, underscoring his standing as a man of wealth. #LostKingdoms

Head of a Male Buddhist Devotee, 7th–8th century. Central Thailand. Lent by Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand | Many stucco figures recovered from Buddhist monuments in Nakhon Pathom depict lay devotees of noble rank, judging by their fine dress and jewelry. This male worshipper wears a generously proportioned cloth decorated with floral motifs around his head and large circular earplug ornaments, underscoring his standing as a man of wealth. #LostKingdoms

Bodhisattva in pensive pose, probably Maitreya (Korean: Mireuk). Korea, Silla kingdom, late 6th–early 7th century. Gilt bronze; H. 36 7/8 in. (93.5 cm).

Bodhisattva in pensive pose, probably Maitreya (Korean: Mireuk). Korea, Silla kingdom, late 6th–early 7th century. Gilt bronze; H. 36 7/8 in. (93.5 cm).

Head of Buddha Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644) Date: ca. 16th century Culture: China Medium: Iron, piece-mold cast

Head of Buddha Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644) Date: ca. 16th century Culture: China Medium: Iron, piece-mold cast

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