Sunday, May 25, 2014

Found kingdoms

Remarkable works on view in the Met's show on the long-forgotten 5th-8th century Buddhist-Hindu kingdoms of Southeast Asia. The whole exhibition is online, but abiding with these works is worth a trip!
Khin Ba Relic Chamber Cover (6th C., Central Myanmar)
Buddha in Meditation (late 6th-mid 7th C., Southern Thailand)
Stele of Twin Shravasti Miracles, in one of of which the Buddha multiplies himself (1st half of 8th C., Central Thailand)
Head of Meditating Buddha (9th C., Central Thailand)
Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (9th C., Western Indonesia)

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