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Torso of a Bodhisattva Probably Sahri-Bahlol Workshop, ca. 5th century, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara, mondern Peshawar region) Schist

Boddhisattva Maitreya - Sahri Bahlol - Pakistan

Tairona Colombia

Buddha from Gandhara with Hellenistic influence. 1st-2nd century CE.

Chine - Bhodisattva dynastie Jin

Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres Sept siècles après la fin de la première dynastie Jin, une deuxième dynastie Jin (Jīn Cháo : "dynastie d'or") a dirigé la Chine du Nord. Elle a été fondée en 1115 par Taizu, du peuple mandchou des Jurchen et a pris...

The decoration on the basket, found on the ship Osebergskom

Indus Valley terracotta statuette of a seated woman. Mehgarh Culture, ca. 3000 B.C.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Bodhisattvas are deities who, unlike Buddhas, forgo Nirvana until that time when all sentient beings shall have attained enlightenment. Of these, Guanyin became the most popular as the deity of mercy and compassion, answering prayers and protecting the faithful from catastrophe. The body and base of ‘Guanyin of the Southern Sea’ (Apart from the right forearm), were carved from the trunk of a single tree.

Le premier Sermon du Bouddha, art du Gandhara (Museum CSMVS, Mumbai, Inde) Le…

This image was likely used for personal veneration. The Buddha wears a typical Gandharan-style robe while his hair is reminiscent of images from Swat and Kashmir. Although the combined radiate halo and mandorla appears in Gandhara, this exact motif is found at the Afghan site of Bamiyan. Buddha with Radiate Halo and Mandorla Date:6th century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium:Brass Dimensions:H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Classification:Sculpture