Image gallery: Raigo zu (Descent of Amida)
Full: Front Painting, hanging scroll. Descent of Amida, flanked by Kannon and Seishi. Ink and colours and gold on paper. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Statues of Wrath and Serenity | by Andrew Butterfield | The New York Review of Books
Every age is one of anxiety. But few have responded with art more deeply serene than that of the Kamakura Period in Japan (1185-1333). A show of Kamakura sculpture, “Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan,” has just opened at the Asia Society in New York, the first American exhibition on the subject in more than thirty years.
Unidentified Artist | Star deities of the northern and central dippers | China | Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jingtai period (1450–56) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artist: Unidentified Artist , mid-15th century. Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jingtai period (1450–56). Date: dated 1454. Culture: China. Medium: Ha...