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Thai Antique Ayutthaya Buddha A master piece of the Ayutthaya period (late 1700's), this gift bronze figure is of Shakyamuni Buddha. In two sections, the Buddha statue and the lotus base were hollow cast in cire perdu technique.

Thai Antique Ayutthaya Buddha A master piece of the Ayutthaya period (late 1700's), this gift bronze figure is of Shakyamuni Buddha. In two sections, the Buddha statue and the lotus base were hollow cast in cire perdu technique.

This statue depicting the head of Buddha was created during the reign of the Gupta Empire. The Gupta dynasty marked great advancements in the arts because of the peace and prosperity experienced during this period.

This statue depicting the head of Buddha was created during the reign of the Gupta Empire. The Gupta dynasty marked great advancements in the arts because of the peace and prosperity experienced during this period.

Buddha and Two Attendants Thailand; Mon style (c. 6th - 8th century), 8th century This sculpture of a Buddha flanked by two attendants and standing on a mythical beast usually seen in Hindu art has defied scholarly explanation. It is not known whether it is the result of a mistake, a reinterpretation, or a completely new conception reflecting local beliefs.

Buddha and Two Attendants Thailand; Mon style (c. 6th - 8th century), 8th century This sculpture of a Buddha flanked by two attendants and standing on a mythical beast usually seen in Hindu art has defied scholarly explanation. It is not known whether it is the result of a mistake, a reinterpretation, or a completely new conception reflecting local beliefs.

Reliquary Stupa Gandhara 2nd Century Schist with traces of gilding Height: 34 in. (86.3 cm.)Asia Week New York 2006

Reliquary Stupa Gandhara 2nd Century Schist with traces of gilding Height: 34 in. (86.3 cm.)Asia Week New York 2006

A bronze head of Buddha Thailand, Ayutthaya, 15th/16th century The oval face with serene expression, crisply and sensitively delineated lips, straight nose joining arched brows, the heavy-lidded eyes cast downward, framed by delicately curved eyebrows echoed by the hairline, with remains of lacquer in the eyes and gilding all over 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high

A bronze head of Buddha Thailand, Ayutthaya, 15th/16th century The oval face with serene expression, crisply and sensitively delineated lips, straight nose joining arched brows, the heavy-lidded eyes cast downward, framed by delicately curved eyebrows echoed by the hairline, with remains of lacquer in the eyes and gilding all over 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high

在犍陀羅的雕刻中,有單尊的佛、菩薩像,還有佛傳圖、本生圖等故事內容的浮雕,也存在不少介於上述兩者之間的浮雕圖像:從以結跏趺坐於蓮花座上結轉發輪印的佛陀為中心,與左右二脅侍菩薩構成單純三尊像的形式開始,到後來發展到中央的坐佛與周圍眾多佛、菩薩、供養人等構成一種淨土變相的形式,圖像表現形式趨於多樣化。在諸如主尊台座、印相、花樹、化佛、供養人乃至衣著形式(偏袒右肩)和菩薩的類型等種種方面,表現上又具有共同的圖像要素,因此在犍陀羅雕刻中,又形成了一種特別的類型。這種形式可能對後來的所謂「經變圖」是有影響的。 (這尊造像上面共67位人物)

在犍陀羅的雕刻中,有單尊的佛、菩薩像,還有佛傳圖、本生圖等故事內容的浮雕,也存在不少介於上述兩者之間的浮雕圖像:從以結跏趺坐於蓮花座上結轉發輪印的佛陀為中心,與左右二脅侍菩薩構成單純三尊像的形式開始,到後來發展到中央的坐佛與周圍眾多佛、菩薩、供養人等構成一種淨土變相的形式,圖像表現形式趨於多樣化。在諸如主尊台座、印相、花樹、化佛、供養人乃至衣著形式(偏袒右肩)和菩薩的類型等種種方面,表現上又具有共同的圖像要素,因此在犍陀羅雕刻中,又形成了一種特別的類型。這種形式可能對後來的所謂「經變圖」是有影響的。 (這尊造像上面共67位人物)

Votive Plaque with Seated Buddha and Attendants,Pala period,11th century India,Bihar. Terracotta

Votive Plaque with Seated Buddha and Attendants,Pala period,11th century India,Bihar. Terracotta