Leidy, Denise Patry, and Donna Strahan (2010). Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Museum's collection of Chinese Buddhist and Daoist sculpture is the largest in the western world. In addition to detailed individual discussions of fifty masterpieces, the catalogue presents a ground-breaking survey of the methods used in crafting the sculptures. To read more, download this publication on “MetPublications”. #MetPubs
2nd century B.C. sculpture of the starving Buddha @ Lahore Museum. Lahore, Pakistan photo by jusmobile
Somaskandamurti is one of the most popular religious images in South India. The four-armed Shiva holds a battle-ax and a deer in his upper hands and a citron in his lower left hand. His lower right hand is raised in abhayamudra (the gesture that allays fear)
Stele with Shiva Trident, Ax, and Vase of Plenty ca. 650. The axe is linked with Shiva particularly in S. India. The donor was an ascetic Brahman of Pasupata Hindu sect, which emerged as the dominant Shaiva group in early Cambodia.
Shrine with Four Jinas (Rishabhanatha [Adinatha]), Parshvanatha, Neminatha, and Mahavira) India, Uttar Pradesh, circa 600 Sculpture Sandstone
Seated Bodhisattva in Contemplative Pose Date: 5th–6th century Culture: India (Jammu & Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir) Medium: Stone Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) Classification: Sculpture Credit Line: Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 Accession Number: 1987.142.92