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Portals and Paths in Japanese Religious Architecture

Exhibit Overview The exhibition Portals and Path in Japanese Religious Architecture examines how religion, sacred places, beliefs influence architecture. This…

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Identifying The Eighteen Lohan of Buddhist Temples

Nefertari Pierre-Louis Overview The sacred temples of China, Korea, Japan and Tibet are spiritual spaces which house the beautifully sculpted…

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The Art of Dunhuang Reimagined: Suh Yong’s Modernization of Tradition

Overview Suh Yong, born in 1962, is a Japanese artist who spent years studying Buddhist art in the Mogao Caves…

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Japan: Reflected in Water Throughout Time

Lucy Buchanan Overview This exhibition looks at works of Japanese art that feature images reflected in water. Each piece uses…

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The Architecture of Japanese Buddhist Temples

Natalie Solari Overview: This exhibition takes a closer look at the main buildings of five Japanese Temple Complexes. Temples are…

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Everything Changes in Japanese Art

Ramon Carrillo Martinez Overview This exhibition examines five images that showcase correlation between the Buddhist universal truth of impermanence—that “Everything…

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Wang Qingsong: Buddhist Imagery in a Contemporary Consumerist World

Isabella Sorrenti Overview This exhibition explores the way in which Chinese artist Wang Qingsong (b.1966) portrays Buddhist ideology and imagery…

Man-made Nature

One of the most technologically advanced nations in the world, Japan, holds some of the most historic and cultural structures…

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日本、月本: Depictions of the Moon in Japanese Color Woodcuts

An exploration of moon imagery in Japanese color woodcuts.

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Stones in Japanese Gardens

Stones are essential building materials and have been widely used. Stones are static and abiotic objects; however, humans can view…

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Art in Japanese Mythology

Art in Japanese folklores, legends and myths.

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Buddhist Art at the Smithsonian

Onna Gott Overview: A look into Buddhist art. For my midterm exhibition I chose to focus on Buddhist sculptures. Now…

Nikkō Tōshō-gū: A Realm of Peace

Paeten Parker The Nikko Tosho-gu shrine is “home” to the Japanese Tokugawa shogunate who ruled Japan for many years. Tokugawa…

Phoenix Hall in Boyodo-in

Subject: ArchitectureTitle: Phoenix Hall Temple in BodyoCreation date: 998Author: Martin Falbisoner,Photo Taken: Nov 18 2016 Phoenix Hall is the main…

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Language of Heaven

Creator: Suh Yong Title: Language of Heaven Date: 2002 Work Type: Painting Material: loess, pigment, mixed media and gold foil…

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Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”)

Temple of Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto(5,312 × 2,988 pixels, file size: 4.89 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Golden_pavilion,_Kinkakuji.jpgImage Author: OndranessDate:…

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Lohan 2

Title: Lohan 2Artist: Unidentified Location: New London, Connecticut Culture: Chinese Medium: Ivory Sculpture Dimensions: —Repository: Connecticut College  Description: Lohan 2 can be seen…

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Shakyamuni Buddha in a full shrine

Title: Shakyamuni Buddha in a full shrine Date: late 18th- early 19th century Artist: Unknown (created in Mongolia) Medium/Material: Silver,…

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Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara

Title: Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara Material/medium: Gilt copper; pigments; base plate loose; engraved with double vajra; contents inside Date: Qing dynasty,…

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Stupa

Creator: UnknownCulture: Beijing, ChinaTitle: StupaMaterial: Gilt copper; coral and turquoise insets; polychrome image in window; base sealed and engraved with…

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Gautama Buddha

Creator: Unknown Title: Gautama Buddha Culture: Tibet Work Type: Buddhist Sculpture Material: Gilded copper with pigment Date: 14th Century Measurements:…

Lama, possibly Jangkya Rolway Dorje (1717-1786) or one of the Panchen Lamas

Title: Lama, possibly Jangkya Rolway Dorje or one of the Panchen Lamas Date: Second half of 18th or early 19th centuryArtist: UnknownLocation:…

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Katsura Villa’s Tsuchibashi and Onrin-do

Title: Katsura RikyuPhotographer: KimonBerlinMedium: image/jpegDate: 25 November 2008Dimensions: 3,504 x 2,336 pixelsTaken from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Katsura_Rikyu_(3264703616).jpg Description: This is a photograph of…

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Gautama Buddha

Gautama BuddhaTibet, Central TibetGilded copper with pigment14th centuryH x W x D: 45 x 34 x 27 cm (17 11/16…

Gautama Buddha

Title: Gautama Buddha Date: 14th Century Medium: Gilded copper with pigment Dimensions: H x W x D: 45 x 34…

Lohan

Eddie Pistorino Label: Head and bust of a Luohan (Arhat), fragment Ming dynasty, 1368-1644ChinaIronH x W x D: 56.3 x…

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Gautama Buddha

Title: Gautama BuddhaDate: 14th century Artist: Unknown (created in Central Tibet)Medium/Material: Gilded Copper with pigmentDescription: There are many distinctive visual…

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Vashudhara, Goddess of Abundance

Title: Vashudhara, Goddess of AbundanceArtist: UnknownLocation: Washington, D.C.Culture: NepalMedium: Gilt copper with semi-precious stones and traces of vermilionDimensions: H x…

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The Head of a Buddha

Creator: UnknownMedium: Bronze, glass, mother of pearlDate: the Ayutthaya period. ca, 1700; 18th centuryCulture: ThaiRepository: Freer Gallery of art, Smithsonian, National Museum…

Maitreya, the Future Buddha

Title: Maitreya, the Future Buddha Medium: Gilt copper, turquoise Dimensions: H x W: 70 x 40.5 cm (27 9/16 x…

Two Assemblies from Cave 224

TITLE: Two Assemblies from Cave 224DATE: 4-6TH CenturyMEDIUM: Gypsum plaster with pigmentDIMENSIONS: H x W: 85.1 x 76.2 cm (33…

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Tara

Title: Tara (one of the Famed Twenty-one Tara Emanations)Creator: Culture: Central TibetWork Type: FigureMaterial/Medium: Gilt copper alloy, turquoise, enamel, and…

Head of Buddha

DVCs: This part of a statue is of Buddha. You can see his signature top knot, longer earlobes, clean shaven…

Wondrous Peak at Sunset

Title: Wondrous Peak at SunsetDate: 2017Artist: Wang ManshengMedium: Limited edition print Repository: Chu-Griffiths Asian Art Collection, Shain Library, Conn College,…

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Temple in the Winter

Subject: Landscape  Digital number: Black 060Title: Asa Kusa Temple in Winter Creation date: c1810Material: Ink on paper/ color woodcutSize: 21×23Description: Temple…

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Three Buddhas with Poem from Monk Jichan

Title: Three Buddhas with Poem from Monk Jichan Artist: Mansheng Wang Date: 2010 Repository: On loan at Connecticut College Size:…

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Asa Kusa Temple in Winter

Title: Asa Kusa Temple in WinterCulture: JapaneseWork Type: color woodcutDate: 1810Material: ink on paperDimensions: 21 x 35 cmRepository: Wetmore Print…

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“Universal Gateway,” Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra

Title: “Universal Gateway,” Chapter 25 of the Lotus SutraLocation: New York, NY United StatesCulture: JapanMedium: Handscroll; ink, color, and gold…

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Fasting Siddhartha

Title: Fasting Siddhartha Physical Location: Lahore Museum, Pakistan Location Created: Sikri (Gandhara Region), Khaibar Pakhtun Khuwa, Pakistan Physical Dimensions: W.21” H.33” D.10” Rights: Lahore Museum,…

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Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni

Title: Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni Period: Kushan period Date: 3rd–5th century Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Dimensions: H. 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm) Classification: Sculpture This…

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Gandhara Art, Emaciated Buddha

In art, while most seated Buddhas are always seen as healthy, happy, and peaceful looking, a number of rare sculptures…

Schist Head of the Fasting Buddha

The schist head of the fasting buddha is a bust of sorts that depicts Siddhartha who on his way to…

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Schist head of the fasting Buddha

Title: Schist head of the fasting Buddha Date Created: 100/299 Dimensions: Height: 22.30cm; Width: 12.70cm; Diameter: 18.50cm; Weight: 7.00kg (estimated weight) Technique: carved Production…

“The Origin of the Buddha Image”

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. “The Origin of the Buddha Image.” The Art Bulletin 9, no. 4 (1927): 287-329. Accessed February 23,…

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“Belief in God: Why People Believe, and Why They Don’t”

Mercier, Brett, Stephanie R. Kramer, and Azim F. Shariff. “Belief in God: Why People Believe, and Why They Don’t.” Current…

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The Power of Figurines and Physicality: A Study of Buddhism Deities and how Their Figurines Came to be

Overview: Throughout almost all religions across the world, an innumerable amount of deities exist, spanning polytheistic and monotheistic institutions alike….

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Manjushri

Title: Manjushri Location: Undiscovered Culture: Buddhism Medium: Gilt Bronze Dimensions: Height: 23 in, Width: 14 3/4 in, Length: 10 1/2…

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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

Title: Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Location: Kathmadu Valley, Nepal Culture: Indian Medium: Copper, gold leaf, semi-precious stones Dimensions: Width: 170cm, Height: 473cm,…

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The Buddhist Deity Hevajra

Title: The Buddhist Deity Hevajra Location: Tibet Culture: Tibetan Medium: Copper alloy with traces of gilding Dimensions: Height: 6 1/4…

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Protector Deity Kshetrapala

Title: Protector Deity Kshetrapala Location: Tibet, Tsang Provence Culture: Tibetan Medium: Gilded copper alloy with traces of paint. Dimensions: Height:…