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Head of Buddha Śākyamuni, 4th century. Afghanistan, ancient Gandhāra region, probably Hadda. Stucco with traces of pigment,Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase,

Head of Buddha Śākyamuni, century. Afghanistan, ancient Gandhāra region, probably Hadda. Stucco with traces of pigment, Saint Louis Art Museum.

One of the 21 Tara statues at the temple at Tara Mandala retreat center - only Tibetan Buddhist temple dedicated to the divine feminine in the west. http://www.taramandala.org

One of 21 Tara Statues ~ Tara Temple ~ Tara Mandala Center, New Mexico

This Gandharan remnant from a much larger statue illustrates another aspect of the Miracle at Sravasti.  It is reputed that the Buddha rose into the air with water gushing from his feet, and at the same time, flames issued from his shoulders, as seen here.  To the left and right of Buddha's head are his protectors, the gods Indra and Brahma carrying parasols.  The height of this piece is about 52 cm.

This Gandharan remnant from a much larger statue illustrates another aspect of…

Buda en ayuno, s. III - V d.C. Taxila (Pakistán), antigua región de Gandhara

sculpture of the starving Buddha @ Lahore Museum. Lahore, Pakistan photo by jusmobile

Unknown Artist, Seated Bodhisattva in Meditation, His Hands in Dhyana-mudra, c.100 BC-250 AD | Harvard Art Museums/ Sackler Museum

Unknown Artist, Seated Bodhisattva in Meditation, His Hands in Dhyana-mudra, AD

【奈良・室生寺/伝・釈迦如来立像(9世紀末)】金堂の本尊、像高237.7cm。台座と光背は当初のものが残る。光背や、周囲に十二神将が配置されることから、当初は薬師如来だったのではないかと言われている。 #仏像

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釈迦如来立像-syakanyorairyuuzou-(zaakya) It is considered that the 釈迦如来(shakanyorai) is the only Buddha in the world. 釈迦如来 is the way of call which respects ゴータマ・シッダッタ(Gotama Siddhattha) as the Buddha. 釈迦如来=釈迦牟尼仏 室生寺(murouji) DARK ONES, DARK WARRIORS

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