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Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.105/1999_1.105.JPG

“Heads should be bowed to him,” quotation from the Avalokitesvara Sutra

Yueshan Daozong (J. Etsuzan Dôshû; Ôbaku Etsuzan)

Long calligraphy hanging scroll with green colored backing. Calligraphy paper is faded. Black ink. Stamps in red in the top right corner and near the bottom on the left. A smaller font of calligraphy is set on the left side while the larger set of calligraphy takes up the center of the scroll.

1629-1709

17th century

circa 1660-1709

1999/1.105

ink on paper

rank 6.63751

avalokitesvara

buddhism

calligraphy

zen

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.152/2000_2.152.JPG

Four seated Buddhas, in dhyana mudra

Artist Unknown, Cambodia (Khmer)

A molded and incised relief sculpture of four seated Buddhas, on a dais with floral rosette motifs.

12th century

12th century

2000/2.152

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

mudra

rosettes

vajrayana

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.129/1980_2.129.JPG

Snuff bottle with relief images of luohan (Buddhist sages/arhats)

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

circa 1800-1880

1980/2.129

porcelain, molded, with overglaze enamel painting

rank 6.56533

buddhism

sages (people)

snuff bottle

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.43/1972_2.43.JPG

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Chinese, Guanyin), seated in a posture of royal ease

Artist Unknown, China

15th-16th century

1368-1644

1972/2.43

wood with traces of gesso, polycrome, and gold paint

rank 6.56533

avalokitesvara

bodhisattva

buddhism

goddess

mahayana

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.89/1964_1.89.JPG

Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra, flanked by two donor figures and with a mandorla of the seven Buddhas of the past (fragment of a stele)

Artist Unknown, China

6th century

circa 500-550

1964/1.89

stone

rank 6.56533

bas-relief

buddha

buddhism

mudra

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.67/1981_2.67.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

3rd century

3rd century

1981/2.67

stone

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1996-sl-2.32/1996_2_32.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

2nd-3rd century

2nd century - 3rd century

1996/2.32

gray schist

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1996-sl-2.45/1996_2.45.JPG

Maitreya, head

Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

1st-2nd century

1st century - 2nd century

1996/2.45

stucco

rank 6.56533

bodhisattva

buddhism

head

religious figures

Celebratory couple, fragment of railing from a Buddhist Stupa

India, Madhya Pradesh, Mathura

2nd-3rd century

2nd century - 3rd century

1996/2.33

mottled red sandstone

rank 6.56533

buddhism

couples

drinking

fence

stupas

Full Record: x-2000-sl-1.26/2000_1.26.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Indonesia

16th century

16th century

2000/1.26

stone

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.129/2001_2.129.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

10th century

10th century

2001/2.129

andesite stone

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-2005-sl-2.75/2005_2_75.JPG

Unidentified Goddess (Tara?)

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

10th century

circa 10th century

2005/2.75

bronze with copper, tin and zinc

rank 6.56533

buddhism

goddess

miniature (size attribute)

Full Record: x-2005-sl-2.78/2005_2_78.JPG

Vairocana Buddha, Seated in the Mudra of the Union of Six Elements

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

10th century

circa 10th century

2005/2.78

bronze with copper, tin and zinc

rank 6.56533

buddhism

miniature (size attribute)

vajrayana

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.144/1998_1.144.JPG

Buddhist Surplice

Artist Unknown, Japan

20th century

1950-1959

1998/1.144

patchwork silk brocade, with ivory ring

rank 6.56533

buddhism

costume by function

monks

textile

Full Record: x-1999-sl-2.14/1999_2.14.JPG

Celestial Musician (Japanese, Hiten; Sanskrit, Apsara)

Artist Unknown, Japan

The figure is kneeling musician on lotus seat, made of separately carved petals. Below the seat, there is a base, which consists of two lotus-shaped half-sphere, connected up-side-down. The head has two buns, elongated ears, simplified facial parts; the figure wears a pink robe with wide sleeves, holding a sort of instrument with hands.

7th century

circa 670-700

1999/2.14

polychromed camphor wood on lacquered wood base

rank 6.56533

buddhism

deity

lotus

music

musicians

Full Record: x-1974-sl-2.6/1974_2.6.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Thailand

14th-15th century

14th century - 15th century

1974/2.6

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1975-sl-1.67/1975_1.67.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Thailand

15th century

15th century

1975/1.67

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.27/1977_2.27.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Thailand

15th century

circa 15th century

1977/2.27

sandstone

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.46/1978_2.46.JPG

Head of a Buddha, with flaming topknot

Artist Unknown, Thailand

20th century

circa 17th century - 18th century

1978/2.46

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.47/1978_2.47.JPG

Head of a Buddha, adorned with a crown

Artist Unknown, Thailand

16th century

circa 16th century

1978/2.47

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.39/1993_2.39.JPG

Head of a Buddha, Lopburi Style (fake)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

12th century

12th century

1993/2.39

sandstone

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.42/1993_2.42.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Thailand

16th century

16th century

1993/2.42

sandstone

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.44/1993_2.44.JPG

Buddha, standing with right hand in abhaya mudra (Ayutthaya style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

16th century

16th century

1993/2.44

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

icon

mudra

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.53/1993_2.53.JPG

Head of a Buddha (Sukhothai style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

15th century

15th Century

1993/2.53

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.41/1993_2.41.JPG

Head of a Buddha (Ayutthaya style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

16th century

16th century

1993/2.41

stone

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.47/1993_2.47.JPG

Bust of a Buddha (Chieng Sen Style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

15th century

15th century

1993/2.47

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

fragment

icons

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.45/1993_2.45.JPG

Buddha, standing in double abhaya mudra (Ayutthaya style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

16th century

16th century

1993/2.45

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

icon

mudra

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.52/1993_2.52.JPG

Buddha, seated in the ardha padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra (U-Thong style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

14th century

14th century

1993/2.52

bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

icons

mudra

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.452/2005_1.452.JPG

Head of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Thailand

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

2005/1.452

gilt bronze

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

deity

head

icons

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.453/2005_1.453.JPG

Phra Malai (The Monk)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

Gilt bronze statue of monk with a begging bowl over his shoulder. This is Phra Malai, who achieved extraordinary powers through his accumulated merit and was able to visit numerous hells and heavens and then travel back to report on what he had seen. Phrai Malai has elongated ears and stands on a wooden base wearing a detailed robe.

19th- early 20th century

19th century - early 20th century

2005/1.453

gilt bronze

rank 6.56533

bronze (metal)

buddhism

monk

thai

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.1/1978_2.1.JPG

Mandala of a Dhyana Buddha, possibly Amitayus

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A portable painting (thangka) in gouache and gold pigment on sized cotton, framed with concentric borders of red and yellow figures silk, with an outer border of white satin with embroidered floral designs. The painting is designed to be rolled up when not in use.

20th century

20th century

1978/2.1

gouache on cotton

rank 6.56533

bodhisattva

buddhas

buddhism

himalayan

teachers

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.386/2003_1.386.JPG

Kadampa Stupa

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A miniature stupa, cast of bronze in several parts, consisting of a bell-shaped base; an inverted cone-shaped tower, capped by an "umbrella" with pendant, fringe-like decoration, inlaid with semi-percious stone, surmounted by a lotus bud. Atop the whole structure is a half-moon and sun disk motif, supported by intertwined ribbons and culminating in another lotus bud.

13th century

13th century

2003/1.386

bronze with inlaid turquoise and coral

rank 6.56533

buddhism

himalayan

reliquary

stupa

vajrayana

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.63/2006_2.63.JPG

Miniature Dhyani Buddha

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A tiny tear-drop-shaped metal (copper?) pendant, edged with beading, serving as support for a minature seated image of a Dhyani Buddha, made of inlaid semi-precious stones and copper wire. This may have originally been part of a necklace or tiara, or part of a brooch for a high-ranking monk's ritual costume.

19th-20th century

19th century - early 20th century

2006/2.63

copper? set with mountain coral, turquoise, and lapis lazuli

rank 6.56533

buddha

buddhism

copperwork

himalayan

vajrayana

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.347/1972_2.347.JPG

An imaginary portrait of the Tibetan monk and scholar Go Lotsawa (1392–1481)

Workshop Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1972/2.347

ink on silk?

rank 6.56533

buddhism

himalayan

monk

portrait

vajrayana

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.423/1983_1.423.JPG

Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)

Artist Unknown, Tibet

A 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a simple wooden stick) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. A small metal weight, attached to one one side of the drum with a cord, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist. The drum in his case is of hammered metal, with incised patterns of Buddhist auspicious symbols.

19th-early 20th century

mid 19th century - early 20th century

1983/1.423

copper? and wood

rank 6.56533

buddhism

himalayan

prayers

ritual

vajrayana

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.424/1983_1.424.JPG

Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)

Artist Unknown, Tibet

An example of a 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a wooden stick, with simple incised line designs) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. Here the drum is elaboratedly decorated with rows of inset turquoise stones, as well as a row of Sanskit letters in bone. A small weight of bone attached to one one side of the drum with a metal chain, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist.

19th-20th century

mid 19th century - early 20th century

1983/1.424

metal, wood, bone, and turquoise

rank 6.56533

buddhism

himalayan

prayers

ritual

vajrayana

Full Record: x-1974-sl-2.31/1974_2.31.JPG

Buddha, seated in the ardha padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra

Artist Unknown, Cambodia (Khmer)

Late 11th century

circa late 11th century

1974/2.31

bronze

rank 6.49470

buddha

buddhism

miniature (size attribute)

mudra

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.71/1961_2.71.JPG

Bodhisattva, possibly Padmapani, seated in lalitasana and holding a lotus bud in the left hand: part of a Buddhist altar group

Artist Unknown, China

618-907

1961/2.71

gilt bronze

rank 6.49470

altarpieces

bodhisattva

buddhism

miniature (size attribute)

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.76/1961_2.76.JPG

Bodhisattva or royal donor figure: part of a Buddhist altar

Artist Unknown, China

618-907

1961/2.76

gilt bronze

rank 6.49470

altarpieces

bodhisattva

buddhism

miniature (size attribute)

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.90/1964_1.90.JPG

Buddha, seated, from Tongguan, with mandorla

Artist Unknown, China

4th century

4th century

1964/1.90

bronze

rank 6.49470

buddha

buddhism

flames

miniature (size attribute)

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.91/1964_1.91.JPG

Standing Buddha (or possibly Maitreya) in abhaya mudra, with flask in left hand

Artist Unknown, China

4th century

4th century

1964/1.91

bronze

rank 6.49470

buddhism

flames

flask (bottle)

lotus

mandorla

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.92/1964_1.92.JPG

Buddha, standing on a table-like pedestal, with a flame mandorla

Artist Unknown, China

4th century

4th century

1964/1.92

cast and incised bronze

rank 6.49470

buddhism

flames

mandorla

miniature (size attribute)

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.20/1964_2.20.JPG

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Chinese, Guanyin) with a willow branch and vase

Artist Unknown, China

7th-10th century

618-907

1964/2.20

Molded terracotta votive plaque

rank 6.49470

avalokitesvara

bodhisattva

buddhism

lotus

willow (tree)

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.21/1964_2.21.JPG

A votive plaque depicting an image of the Buddha, housed within a small temple

Artist Unknown, China

A small, thin, molded clay plaque with a bas-relief scene.

6th-7th century

late 6th century - early 7th century

1964/2.21

terracotta, molded

rank 6.49470

buddha

buddhism

miniature (size attribute)

temple

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.26/1964_2.26.JPG

Dvarapala (Buddhist guardian deity)

Artist Unknown, China

7th century

mid 7th century

1964/2.26

gilt bronze

rank 6.49470

altarpieces

buddhism

guardians

miniature (size attribute)

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.122/1980_2.122.JPG

Snuff bottle with design of luohan (Buddhist sages, arhats)

Artist Unknown, China

18th-19th century

circa 1796-1850

1980/2.122

porcelain, molded, with yellow spots

rank 6.49470

buddhism

molded

sages (people)

snuff bottle

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.179/1980_2.179.JPG

Amitabha (Ch. Amitofou) rescues sailors at sea

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

19th century

1980/2.179

woodblock print mounted as a hanging scroll

rank 6.49470

bodhisattva

buddha

buddhism

inscriptions

laymen

ship

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.24/1964_2.24OBV.JPG

Fragment of base of a seated Buddha, with incense burner, lion, and attendant

Artist Unknown, China

6th-7th century

circa 580 - 620

1964/2.24

marble

rank 6.49470

bodhisattva

buddhism

fragment

incense burner

lion

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.75/1961_2.75.JPG

Buddha or Maitreya, seated in cross-legged pose, on dias with incised incense burner and figures of two donors

Artist Unknown, China

Late 6th century

late 6th century

1961/2.75

gilt bronze

rank 6.49470

buddha

buddhism

donors

miniature (size attribute)

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.42/1972_2.42.JPG

Devotees of the Buddha (fragment of a frieze from a stupa, from Nagarjunakonda?)

India, Andhra Pradesh

2nd-3rd century

2nd century - 3rd century

1972/2.42

limestone

rank 6.49470

bas-relief

buddhism

devotees

stupa

trees