magictransistor:

Victory Over Mara. Mongolia. Rubin Art Museum. 1800s.

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6Mongolia, mongolian art, buddhist art, art, himalayan art, asian art,

musica-incognita:

Cambodia’s Lost Rock n Roll: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten (Trailer)

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Source: musica-incognita

6Cambodia, khmer, asean, music,

cubebreaker:

Credit: Red Hongyi | 2000 Carnations & Food Dye Create Beautiful Portrait Honoring 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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cubebreaker:

Credit: Red Hongyi | 2000 Carnations & Food Dye Create Beautiful Portrait Honoring 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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cubebreaker:

Credit: Red Hongyi | 2000 Carnations & Food Dye Create Beautiful Portrait Honoring 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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cubebreaker:

Credit: Red Hongyi | 2000 Carnations & Food Dye Create Beautiful Portrait Honoring 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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cubebreaker:

Credit: Red Hongyi | 2000 Carnations & Food Dye Create Beautiful Portrait Honoring 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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cubebreaker:

Credit: Red Hongyi | 2000 Carnations & Food Dye Create Beautiful Portrait Honoring 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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Rare Pyu Sculpture from Myanmar on Display at the Met in New York

For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on display outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called “Lost Kingdoms” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Rare and ancient artifacts from Myanmar will appear outside of the once-repressed country for the first time ever. The priceless religious sculptures were loaned to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The artifacts will appear in a new exhibition called “Lost Kingdoms” Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century”.

“We were very honored that the minister for culture and the government of Myanmar consented to our request to borrow some enormously important objects, first millennium objects, belonging to the Pyu, early Pyu culture of central Myanmar and we presented those here for the first time,” said John Guy, the Curator for South and Southeast Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York during a media preview on Monday.

Until 2012, Myanmar had been closed off to the West. The small country is in the process of political and economic transition after 49 years of military rule.

Among the ancient sculptures on display are a 4th century sandstone throne stele from central Myanmar. The throne stele is an example of the various religions respected in ancient Myanmar.

“This sculpture you are looking at beyond my shoulder is arguably the oldest sculpture in the exhibition. It probably dates to around the 4th century AD and it bears witness to the practice of both Hinduism and Buddhism, one treated on each side of the relief, in the ancient city of Sri Ksetra. We know that kings, the ruling household there, had assumed Sanskrit names and that those names suggest that they were followers of Vishnu. But it’s also clear that they patronized Buddhism as well. So both things were coexisting in what appears to be a harmonious way. They were not mutually exclusive,” explained Guy.

Also on display is a Khin Ba Relic Chamber Cover from 6th century central Myanmar. The sandstone slab is an example of the ancient Pyu’s Buddhist beliefs.

Three fired clay Buddha sculptures, ranging from the 7th to 9th centuries, reveal how Buddhists could accrue religious favor.

In addition to the sculptures from Myanmar, the exhibition also features Buddha sculptures from Thailand and Vishnu sculptures from Vietnam. Art from Cambodia and Malaysia is also on display.

The “Lost Kingdoms” exhibition will be on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 14 until July 27, 2014.

Link: http://buddhistartnews.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/video-ancient-sculptures-from-myanmar-on-display-in-new-york/

6buddhist art, myanmar, burma, art, south eat asian art, asean, Buddhist sculptures, pyu, pagan,

virtual-artifacts:

Lotus, Period: Tang dynasty (618–907) Culture: China Medium: Gilt bronze

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6Chinese art, tang, buddhist art, lotus, buddhism,

arjuna-vallabha:

Durga from Tapa Sardar , Afhganistan
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arjuna-vallabha:

Durga from Tapa Sardar , Afhganistan
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iseo58:

The-Goddess-Durga-Killing-the-Buffalo-Demon-(Mahishasura-Mardini)—-12-Century-Pala-Period-Sculpture,-Eastern-India

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6Pala, pagan, durga, buddhist art, indian art, Burmese art, art,

Hopes were high for Myanmar but is the honeymoon over? f

southeastasianists:

"…The government’s expulsion of Nobel-prize winning charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) from the needy and conflict-torn Rakhine state in western Myanmar last Friday was met with shock and condemnation from the aid community and human rights defenders.

Local media reported that government officials had been angry with MSF for saying it had treated victims near the scene of an alleged massacre of stateless Rohingya Muslims in the north of Rakhine. Myanmar’s government denies any killing took place…”

Source: southeastasianists

6myanmar, burma, junta, nld, asean, south east asia,

50yos:

"A visit to Cambodia and Angkor Wat in 1964"

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6Cambodia, khmer, angkor wat, south east asian art, asean,

centuriespast:

Bodhisattva, 13th century

Nepal, 1200-1299
Gilt-copper alloy with semiprecious stones
23-3/4 x 7-1/2 in. (60.3 x 19.1 cm)
The Norton Simon Art Museum

Source: centuriespast

6Newari, nepalese, himalayan art, buddhist art, tibetan art, padmapani,

centuriespast:

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 8th century

Thailand: Buriram Province, Prakhon Chai, 700-799
Bronze
36 in. (91.4 cm)
Norton Simon Art Museum

Source: centuriespast

6Prakonchai, buddhist art, lokeshavara, khmer, pre Khmer, Thai art, asean, art, thailand,

centuriespast:

Buddhist Goddess, c. 1450

Nepal, 1425-1475
Gilt bronze with semiprecious stones
12 x 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 in. (30.5 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Norton Simon Art Museum

Tara

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6Tara, buddhist art, buddhidm, Nepalese art, Himalayan art, newari art, tibetan art,

asiasociety:

Video: Introducing Parnashavari, A Fierce-Looking Healer Dressed in Leaves

Meet the goddess Parnashavari, who features prominently in Asia Society Museum’s new exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view through May 18.

Read the full story here.

Source: asiasociety.org

6densatil, tibetan art, buddhist art, art, tibet,

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