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Cast for Eternity: Bronze Masterworks from India and the Himalayas NEPAL 10. Shrikantha Kamakala Nepal Malla dynasty, 14th century Bronze

Cast for Eternity: Bronze Masterworks from India and the Himalayas NEPAL 10. Shrikantha Kamakala Nepal Malla dynasty, 14th century Bronze

The sacred area of the Nalanda monastic complex contains massive relic stupas and image temples that were embellished with elaborate imagery as can be seen in the stucco work of this façade. #Buddhism

The sacred area of the Nalanda monastic complex contains massive relic stupas and image temples that were embellished with elaborate imagery as can be seen in the stucco work of this façade. #Buddhism

Figure of a Maitreya on a Tiered Pedestal, 1100s-1200s Nepal, 12th-13th century

Figure of a Maitreya on a Tiered Pedestal, 1100s-1200s Nepal, 12th-13th century

#Buddha #buddhism 5th Century AD, Gupta Period Place of Origin: Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh The National Museum, India

#Buddha #buddhism 5th Century AD, Gupta Period Place of Origin: Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh The National Museum, India

See this work from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection currently on view at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico (9/1/2014 – 11/17/2014)! Female Torso (Tara), 1000s. Eastern India , Pala period, 11th century.

See this work from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection currently on view at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico (9/1/2014 – 11/17/2014)! Female Torso (Tara), 1000s. Eastern India , Pala period, 11th century.

This palm leaf manuscript illustration was done in the 12th century at one of the great monastic centers in North India.  This Green Tara, shown bestowing boons, is only 2 ¼ inches tall.  It is amazing how the artist has managed to subtly depict this dynamic figure in great detail.  Such imagery went on to have a great impact on the emerging painting traditions of Tibet.

This palm leaf manuscript illustration was done in the 12th century at one of the great monastic centers in North India. This Green Tara, shown bestowing boons, is only 2 ¼ inches tall. It is amazing how the artist has managed to subtly depict this dynamic figure in great detail. Such imagery went on to have a great impact on the emerging painting traditions of Tibet.

Bhaktapur. Kijk voor meer reisinspiratie op www.nativetravel.nl

Bhaktapur. Kijk voor meer reisinspiratie op www.nativetravel.nl

Tenzing Chorten, Everest Trekking. Kijk voor meer reisinspiratie op www.nativetravel.nl

Tenzing Chorten, Everest Trekking. Kijk voor meer reisinspiratie op www.nativetravel.nl

Gandhâran, Kushan dynasty; Head of Sâkyamuni Buddha, 4th century; stucco with traces of pigment; 18 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 x 26.7 cm); Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase 43:1931

Gandhâran, Kushan dynasty; Head of Sâkyamuni Buddha, 4th century; stucco with traces of pigment; 18 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 x 26.7 cm); Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase 43:1931

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