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Gushōjin, 13th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.268.700) #Halloween

Gushōjin, 13th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.268.700) #Halloween

Torso of Bodhisattva, prob. Avalokiteshvara, ca. 6th C. bronze. Discovered in Thailand but like related works recovered in Java and Borneo forms a coherent class suggesting a widespread trade of the late Amaravati cast sculpture from southern India.

Torso of Bodhisattva, prob. Avalokiteshvara, ca. 6th C. bronze. Discovered in Thailand but like related works recovered in Java and Borneo forms a coherent class suggesting a widespread trade of the late Amaravati cast sculpture from southern India.

Pensive Bodhisattva- Three Kingdoms period(57BC-AD 668) Mid 7th cent. From Korea

Pensive Bodhisattva- Three Kingdoms period(57BC-AD 668) Mid 7th cent. From Korea

Head of Buddha, 7th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Doris Wiener, 2005 (2005.512) | This over-life-size head of the Buddha is a testament to the grandeur of the monumental sculptural tradition in the Zhenla kingdom. The Buddha has a strong, broad face; lightly modeled eyelids and pupils; and full lips that turn up at the corners in a hint of a smile. #LostKingdoms

Head of Buddha, 7th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Doris Wiener, 2005 (2005.512) | This over-life-size head of the Buddha is a testament to the grandeur of the monumental sculptural tradition in the Zhenla kingdom. The Buddha has a strong, broad face; lightly modeled eyelids and pupils; and full lips that turn up at the corners in a hint of a smile. #LostKingdoms

The Spiritual Master Padmasambhava, 14th century. Western Tibet or Ladakh. Copper alloy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, The Vincent Astor Foundation, Eliot C. Nolen, T. Rowe Price Services, Inc. and Sir Joseph Hotung Gifts; Seymour and The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation Funds, 2012 (2012.459) #NepalTibetArts #AsianArt100

The Spiritual Master Padmasambhava, 14th century. Western Tibet or Ladakh. Copper alloy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, The Vincent Astor Foundation, Eliot C. Nolen, T. Rowe Price Services, Inc. and Sir Joseph Hotung Gifts; Seymour and The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation Funds, 2012 (2012.459) #NepalTibetArts #AsianArt100

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

Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), 12th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.268.163) | Fudō Myōō uses his sword to cut through ignorance and his lasso to reign in those who would block the path to enlightenment. #sword

Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), 12th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.268.163) | Fudō Myōō uses his sword to cut through ignorance and his lasso to reign in those who would block the path to enlightenment. #sword

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.

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.

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