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Dernier ajout : 5 janvier 2017.

Seated Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion, Anuradhapura period

This small bronze, representing Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion, shares the physical proportions, sensuous plasticity, and exquisite modeling that characterize the sculpture of southern India in the seventh century.

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Buddhist art - images of detachment?

... This surprising sense of outward contradiction owes much to the misappropriation of Buddhist philosophy and its iconography in Western culture, an interpretation which often accuses Buddhism of promoting ‘selfish’ detachment and a mental practice only, rather than a feeling one.

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"Chief Artist" Karsang Lama

Great Master Painter Karsang Lama, ist the top thangka painter in Kathmandu, a national treasure in Nepal, and a world renowned painter of traditional thangkas.

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US returns 7 stolen ancient Cambodian sculptures

The United States returned seven sculptures from the great Angkorian era on Thursday that had been smuggled out of Cambodia.

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Nepal Pavillon at the World Expo Park in Shanghai

The Nepal Pavilion is an exquisite work of art with a large Buddhist pagoda as the centerpiece, surrounded by several folk houses representing styles from different periods. It showcases Nepalese artisans’ outstanding talents in art and architecture.

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Handwritten Avatamsaka Sutra

This is a handwritten version of the “Avatamsaka Sutra.” The body of the scripture and its title were written in an ink made of silver dust mixed with glue and gold paint. The dye used to make the paper was made with the fruit of an oak tree.

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Thailand — Inside the World’s Biggest Buddhist Temple

With millions of followers and meditation centers spanning the globe, Bangkok’s Dhammakaya Buddhist movement has grand aims.

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Cambodia — Smiles all around

The half-smiling powerful faces of the Bayon temple, built by King Jayavarman VII of the Khmer regime in Cambodia in the late-12th or early-13th century, look down from above. They form part of the central State temple of Angkor Thom, his official city.

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The Printed Image in China, at the British Museum, review

The British Museum’s main exhibition of the moment, Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian (...)

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Kansong : true keeper of national treasures (South Korea)

Cultural relics represent a nation’s rise and fall. Countries whose relics were looted in the (...)

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