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Antique Nepalese Bronze Figure of Buddha,

Antique Nepalese Bronze Figure of Buddha, (item detailed views)

Footprint of the Buddha. (Sikri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 2nd–3rd century CE.) The footprint of the Buddha (buddhapada) was one of the earliest symbols used in Buddhist art. It stands for his former physical presence and is an object of profound veneration. The swastikas at the tips of the toes and the omega symbol on the heel are auspicious symbols. The central wheel represents the Buddhist doctrine.

mianoti: Footprint of the Buddha. Schist H. 37 x W. Lahore Museum, The footprint of the Buddha.

Chinese Embroidery Patterns | Traditional Chinese Embroidery Designs 3

These can work out so well with other media too - glass painting, fabric painting, red work embroidery, mixed media work, etc. Coloring page!

A large dehua model of standing Guanyin, China, impressed gourd mark Dehua and further seal mark Pu ji yu ren, 18th century

A large dehua model of standing Guanyin, China, impressed gourd mark Dehua and further seal mark Pu ji yu ren, century.

Model of a stupa (Buddhist shrine) [Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara] (1985.387ab) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Proof of spread of Buddhism-Model of a stupa (Buddhist shrine), ca. century Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara Bronze

Guanyin. Sung Dynasty, China. Wood, gesso, mineral pigments, and gold. The last great moment in Chinese Buddhist wooden sculpture occurred in the late Sung period, in the 12th and 13th centuries. © Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Wood, gesso, mineral pigments, and gold. The last great moment in Chinese buddhist wooden sculpture occurred in the and C. © Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Head of an Attendant Bodhisattva    Period:      Northern Qi dynasty (550–577)  Date:      ca. 565–75  Culture:      China  Medium:      Limestone with pigment* Arielle Gabriel writes about miracles and travel in The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles also free China toys and paper dolls at The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel *

CHINE Head of an Attendant Bodhisattva Period: Northern Qi dynasty Date: ca. Culture: China Medium: Limestone with pigment

10th-11th century, Himachal Pradesh, Vajravidarana, silver with bronze and copper inlay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA).

Seated Buddha Amoghasiddhi, the Transcendent Buddha of the North [India (Himachal Pradesh, ancient kingdoms of Tibet)]

Chinese cloisonne enamel gilt bronze stupa  qianlong period  Four guardian figures supporting the square plinth of a stepped tower stupa, the sides of the stupa cast with beaded garlands and the inside set with a miniature gilt bronze figure of Buddha.  H: 17 3/4 inches

Chinese cloisonne enamel gilt bronze stupa, qianlong period, Four guardian figures supporting the square plinth of a stepped tower stup

Kudara Kannon, 7th C., Horyu-ji Temple Japan. Gilded camphor wood made by koreans. The flask symbolizes the "nectar" of Kannon's compassion -- it pacifies the thirst of those who pray to Kannon for assistance.

Kudara Kannon, C. From Korea or made by Korean artisans living in Japan. Made of gilded camphor wood. The flask symbolizes the & of Kannon& compassion & it pacifies the thirst of those who pray to Kannon for assistance.

9th-10th century, Nepal, buddha of the future Maitreya, gilt copper alloy and pigment, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA).

Nepal, a vanguardist Maitreya

century, Nepal, buddha of the future Maitreya, gilt copper alloy and pigment, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA).

Afghanistan: The Kushan Empire

What isn't in museums has been looted and destroyed in the wars from 1979 Hadda was a huge and very special Buddhist stupa outside of J'bad, Afghanistan.

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