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The Joseph E. Hotung Gallery of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum
The Joseph E. Hotung Gallery of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum
Blue and white kendi (spouted pouring vessel), Vietnam ca 1440-1460
Blue and white kendi (spouted pouring vessel), Vietnam ca 1440-1460
Sculptures from the ruined temple of the sun god at Konarak, Orissa, India
Sculptures from the ruined temple of the sun god at Konarak, Orissa, India
From The Nine Planets, Orissa, India, 13th C.
From "The Nine Planets", Orissa, India, 13th C.
From The Nine Planets, Orissa, India, 13th C.
From "The Nine Planets", Orissa, India, 13th C.
The Nine Planets, Orissa, India, 13th C.
"The Nine Planets", Orissa, India, 13th C.
Shiva, Tamil Nadu ca 950 AD
Shiva, Tamil Nadu ca 950 AD
The Bodhisattva Tara, Sri Lanka, 8th C.
The Bodhisattva Tara, Sri Lanka, 8th C.
The Bodhisattva Tara, Sri Lanka, 8th C.
The Bodhisattva Tara, Sri Lanka, 8th C.
The Bodhisattva Tara, Sri Lanka, 8th C.
The Bodhisattva Tara, Sri Lanka, 8th C.
Brahma, Malwa region, India, 10th C.
Brahma, Malwa region, India, 10th C.
Parvati, South India, mid-16th C.
Parvati, South India, mid-16th C.
Shiva Nataraja, Lord of the Dance, Orissa, 13th C.
Shiva Nataraja, Lord of the Dance, Orissa, 13th C.
Silver-gilt bowl with drinking scene, Dera Ismail Khan District, NWFP, Pakistan, ca 3rd-4th C. AD
Silver-gilt bowl with drinking scene, Dera Ismail Khan District, NWFP, Pakistan, ca 3rd-4th C. AD
Column base, Gujarat, 11th C.
Column base, Gujarat, 11th C.
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Jain yantra, North India, 1631
Jain yantra, North India, 1631
Four-armed Vishnu, Deccan, ca 900 AD
Four-armed Vishnu, Deccan, ca 900 AD
Vaishnavi, Central India, ca 1000 AD
Vaishnavi, Central India, ca 1000 AD
Narasimha, the lion incarnation and Vamana, the dwarf incarnation, Southern Deccan, 18th-19th C.
Narasimha, the lion incarnation and Vamana, the dwarf incarnation, Southern Deccan, 18th-19th C.
Cover for a linga in the form of the head of Shiva, Goa or coastal Maharashtra, 19th C.
Cover for a linga in the form of the head of Shiva, Goa or coastal Maharashtra, 19th C.
The Buddha, Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, ca 5th-6th C. AD
The Buddha, Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, ca 5th-6th C. AD
Bracket figure from a stupa gateway, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, 1st C. AD
Bracket figure from a stupa gateway, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, 1st C. AD
Schist slab showing one of the Buddha's previous lives, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Schist slab showing one of the Buddha's previous lives, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Dipankara jataka, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Dipankara jataka, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Hariti, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Hariti, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
The Buddha, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
The Buddha, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
The Buddha, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
The Buddha, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
The Buddha, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
The Buddha, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Winged Atlant figure, Gandhara (NW Pakistan), 2nd-3rd C. AD
Winged Atlant figure, Gandhara (NW Pakistan), 2nd-3rd C. AD
Triangular pattern with Triton, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Triangular pattern with Triton, Gandhara (NW Pakistan) 2nd-3rd C. AD
Seated Buddha, Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, late 5th C.
Seated Buddha, Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, late 5th C.
Seated Buddha, Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, late 5th C.
Seated Buddha, Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, late 5th C.
Shiva Nataraja, South India, 1100 AD
Shiva Nataraja, South India, 1100 AD
The Buddha, Danesar Khera, Central India, 5th C. AD
The Buddha, Danesar Khera, Central India, 5th C. AD
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Eastern India, 11th C. AD
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Eastern India, 11th C. AD
Seated monk, Burma, 19th C.
Seated monk, Burma, 19th C.
Head of a monk, Gandhara (said to be from Hadda, Afghanistan) 4th-5th C. AD
Head of a monk, Gandhara (said to be from Hadda, Afghanistan) 4th-5th C. AD
The Wheel of the Law, Tibet, 19th C.
The Wheel of the Law, Tibet, 19th C.
The Buddha Akshoghya, Tibet, 12th-13th C.
The Buddha Akshoghya, Tibet, 12th-13th C.
The Buddha, Thailand, 14th C.
The Buddha, Thailand, 14th C.
The Buddha, Thailand, 14th C.
The Buddha, Thailand, 14th C.
Gold reliquary with figures of the Buddha, Bimaran, Afghanistan, 1st C. AD
Gold reliquary with figures of the Buddha, Bimaran, Afghanistan, 1st C. AD
Vishnu, Kanauj, Central india ca 1000 AD
Vishnu, Kanauj, Central india ca 1000 AD
Vishnu, Kanauj, Central india ca 1000 AD
Vishnu, Kanauj, Central india ca 1000 AD
Harihara, Vishnu and Shiva combined, Central India, ca 1000 AD
Harihara, Vishnu and Shiva combined, Central India, ca 1000 AD
Side figures of the combined statue of Harihara, Vishnu and Shiva, Central India ca 1000 AD
Side figures of the combined statue of Harihara, Vishnu and Shiva, Central India ca 1000 AD
Side figures of the combined statue of Harihara, Vishnu and Shiva, Central India ca 1000 AD
Side figures of the combined statue of Harihara, Vishnu and Shiva, Central India ca 1000 AD
Sarasvati (Jain), Central India, early 11th C.
Sarasvati (Jain), Central India, early 11th C.
Jain tirthankara, Gujarat, 12th C. AD
Jain tirthankara, Gujarat, 12th C. AD
Jain tirthankara, Gujarat, 12th C. AD
Jain tirthankara, Gujarat, 12th C. AD
Jain tirthankara, Gujarat, 12th C. AD
Jain tirthankara, Gujarat, 12th C. AD
The tirthankaras Rishabhadeva and Mahavira (Jain), Orissa, 11th-12th C.
The tirthankaras Rishabhadeva and Mahavira (Jain), Orissa, 11th-12th C.
Standing tirthankara (Jain), Deccan, 12th-13th C. AD
Standing tirthankara (Jain), Deccan, 12th-13th C. AD
Standing tirthankara with an architectural surround (Jain) SW Deccan, 13th C.
Standing tirthankara with an architectural surround (Jain) SW Deccan, 13th C.
Standing tirthankara with an architectural surround (Jain) SW Deccan, 13th C.
Standing tirthankara with an architectural surround (Jain) SW Deccan, 13th C.
Ambika, the Jain Mother Goddess, Dhar, Central India, 1034
Ambika, the Jain Mother Goddess, Dhar, Central India, 1034
Yashoda suckling Krishna, Eastern Rajasthan ca 1000 AD
Yashoda suckling Krishna, Eastern Rajasthan ca 1000 AD
Terracotta plaque of a hunter, Central India, 5th C. AD
Terracotta plaque of a hunter, Central India, 5th C. AD
Lakulisha, an aspect of Shiva, Central India, ca 7th C. AD
Lakulisha, an aspect of Shiva, Central India, ca 7th C. AD
Shiva and Parvati, Orissa, 12th-13th C. AD
Shiva and Parvati, Orissa, 12th-13th C. AD
Durga killing the buffalo demon, Orissa, 15th C.
Durga killing the buffalo demon, Orissa, 15th C.
Durga killing the buffalo demon, Orissa, 13th C.
Durga killing the buffalo demon, Orissa, 13th C.
Ganesha, Orissa, 13th C.
Ganesha, Orissa, 13th C.
Vishnu, Kashmir ca 800 AD
Vishnu, Kashmir ca 800 AD
Dome sculpture from the Great Stupa at Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
Dome sculpture from the Great Stupa at Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
Fragment showing the Great Departure of Prince Siddhartha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
Fragment showing the Great Departure of Prince Siddhartha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
Fragment of the Universal Monarch (Chakravartin) a previous Buddha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
Fragment of the Universal Monarch (Chakravartin) a previous Buddha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
Carvings from the Great Stupa at Amaravati, Andhra Pradhesh, founded 3rd C. BC
Carvings from the Great Stupa at Amaravati, Andhra Pradhesh, founded 3rd C. BC
Railing pillar - gift of food to the Buddha by Sujata at Bodh Gaya
Railing pillar - gift of food to the Buddha by Sujata at Bodh Gaya
Railing pillar with the Interpretatino of the Dream of Queen Maya, Great Stupa of Amaravati
Railing pillar with the Interpretatino of the Dream of Queen Maya, Great Stupa of Amaravati
Railing crossbar, Great Stupa of Amaravati
Railing crossbar, Great Stupa of Amaravati
Railing crossbar with monks worshiping a fiery pillar, a symbol of the Buddha, , Great Stupa of Amaravati
Railing crossbar with monks worshiping a fiery pillar, a symbol of the Buddha, , Great Stupa of Amaravati
The Great Departure of Prince Siddhartha, Amaravati
The Great Departure of Prince Siddhartha, Amaravati
From the Great Stupa of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
From the Great Stupa of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
Railing pillar with King Shuddhodana and Queen Maya, parents of Prince Siddhartha, on an elephant
Railing pillar with King Shuddhodana and Queen Maya, parents of Prince Siddhartha, on an elephant
Drum slab from the Great Stupa at Amaravati, 3rd C. AD
Drum slab from the Great Stupa at Amaravati, 3rd C. AD
Upper left corner of a drum slab, Great Stupa at Amaravati
Upper left corner of a drum slab, Great Stupa at Amaravati
Drum slab depicting the Birth of the Buddha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
Drum slab depicting the Birth of the Buddha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
The Birth of Prince Siddhartha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
The Birth of Prince Siddhartha, Amaravati, 2nd C. AD
Slab with a scene from the Buddha's enlightenment, Amaravati ca 1st C. BC
Slab with a scene from the Buddha's enlightenment, Amaravati ca 1st C. BC
Garuda, Eastern India, 11th-12th C.
Garuda, Eastern India, 11th-12th C.
Manjushri, Eastern India, 12th C.
Manjushri, Eastern India, 12th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Eastern India, 11th C. AD
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Eastern India, 11th C. AD
Naga (Serpent Deity), Elephanta Island, 7th C. AD
Naga (Serpent Deity), Elephanta Island, 7th C. AD
Vishnu, Bihar, Eastern India, 11th C.
Vishnu, Bihar, Eastern India, 11th C.
Seated Shiva made of pancha loha (alloy of copper, silver, gold, brass and zinc), Tamil Nadu, early 12th .
Seated Shiva made of pancha loha (alloy of copper, silver, gold, brass and zinc), Tamil Nadu, early 12th .
Ravana, the 10-headed demon, South India, 18th C.
Ravana, the 10-headed demon, South India, 18th C.
Shiva dakshinamurti, Tamil Nadu, 10th C.
Shiva dakshinamurti, Tamil Nadu, 10th C.
Dvarapala (door guardian), Sri Lanka, late Anuradhapura period, 8th-9th C.
Dvarapala (door guardian), Sri Lanka, late Anuradhapura period, 8th-9th C.
Ayda katti, the national weapon of Coorg in SW India, 18th-19th C.
Ayda katti, the national weapon of Coorg in SW India, 18th-19th C.
Kanjalri, Andhra Pradesh, 18th C.
Kanjalri, Andhra Pradesh, 18th C.
Sinhalese knife, Sri Lanka, 18th C.
Sinhalese knife, Sri Lanka, 18th C.
Bhairava, a form of Shiva, Tamil Nadu, 11th C.
Bhairava, a form of Shiva, Tamil Nadu, 11th C.
Dvarapala (temple door guardian), Tamil Nadu, 12th C.
Dvarapala (temple door guardian), Tamil Nadu, 12th C.
Torso from 9th C. Java
Torso from 9th C. Java
Head of the Buddha, Borobudur, 9th C. Java
Head of the Buddha, Borobudur, 9th C. Java
The Buddha standing under a royal parasol, Sabas, 8th-9th C.
The Buddha standing under a royal parasol, Sabas, 8th-9th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Java, 8th-9th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Java, 8th-9th C.
Ganesha, Khmer Cambodia, 13th C.
Ganesha, Khmer Cambodia, 13th C.
Standing 4-armed male in the Baphuon style, Cambodia ca 1050 AD
Standing 4-armed male in the Baphuon style, Cambodia ca 1050 AD
Thungedaw, gild and lacquered child figure, Burma, 19th C.
Thungedaw, gild and lacquered child figure, Burma, 19th C.
Betel box in the shape of a sacred goose (hamsa), Burma, 19th C.
Betel box in the shape of a sacred goose (hamsa), Burma, 19th C.
Two ass-headed demons, Burma, late 15th C.
Two ass-headed demons, Burma, late 15th C.
The Buddha with worshippers, Burma, 18th-19th C.
The Buddha with worshippers, Burma, 18th-19th C.
The Buddha in earth touching posture, Thailand, Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th C.
The Buddha in earth touching posture, Thailand, Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th C.
Crowned Buddha from northern Thailand, 1540 AD
Crowned Buddha from northern Thailand, 1540 AD
Standing Buddha, Thailand, Ayutthaya period, 17th C.
Standing Buddha, Thailand, Ayutthaya period, 17th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Nepal, 16th C.
Oracle's breastplate, Tibet, 19th C.
Oracle's breastplate, Tibet, 19th C.
Brass lion, 18th C. Tibet
Brass lion, 18th C. Tibet
Figure of a Tibetan lama, 15th C. or later
Figure of a Tibetan lama, 15th C. or later
Figure of a Tibetan lama, 15th C. or later
Figure of a Tibetan lama, 15th C. or later
Trumpet made of a human thigh bone used for exorcisms, 19th C. Tibet
Trumpet made of a human thigh bone used for exorcisms, 19th C. Tibet
Padmasambhava, Tibet, 19th C.
Padmasambhava, Tibet, 19th C.
The Buddha Vajradhara, Tibet, 15th-16th C.
The Buddha Vajradhara, Tibet, 15th-16th C.
Carved stand of ivory reputed to be from the Chokhoryangtse monastery, 13th C. or earlier
Carved stand of ivory reputed to be from the Chokhoryangtse monastery, 13th C. or earlier
A bodhisattva, perhaps Manjushri, Tibet, 19th C.
A bodhisattva, perhaps Manjushri, Tibet, 19th C.
The Dharamapala Yamari with his consort, Tibet, 17th C.
The Dharamapala Yamari with his consort, Tibet, 17th C.
Seated lama of gilt bronze with inlaid stones in the head-dress, Tibet, 18th-19th C.
Seated lama of gilt bronze with inlaid stones in the head-dress, Tibet, 18th-19th C.
Hsn-ok, lidded offering vessel, Burma, 19th C.
Hsn-ok, lidded offering vessel, Burma, 19th C.
The Buddha, Burma, 18th-19th C.
The Buddha, Burma, 18th-19th C.
The Buddha, Burma, 18th-19th C.
The Buddha, Burma, 18th-19th C.
Guanyin (the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara), Six Dynasties period, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577 AD)
Guanyin (the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara), Six Dynasties period, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577 AD)
Stucco figure of a divinity from Ming-oi near Shorchuk, 6th-7th C. AD
Stucco figure of a divinity from Ming-oi near Shorchuk, 6th-7th C. AD
Clay and wood figure of a horse, Astana (near Turfan) 8th C. AD
Clay and wood figure of a horse, Astana (near Turfan) 8th C. AD
Lead-glazed ceramic figure of a camel, Tang Dynasty, 8th C.
Lead-glazed ceramic figure of a camel, Tang Dynasty, 8th C.
Porcelain Bodhisattva in Sino-Tibetan style, late 18th-19th C.
Porcelain Bodhisattva in Sino-Tibetan style, late 18th-19th C.
Night light in the form of a crouching cat, Jiangxi Province ca 1640-1644
Night light in the form of a crouching cat, Jiangxi Province ca 1640-1644
Porcelain plate with the Martin family crest made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province ca 1780-1800
Porcelain plate with the Martin family crest made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province ca 1780-1800
Porcelain serving dish with the arms of Henry Talbot, Jiangxi Province ca 1735-1740
Porcelain serving dish with the arms of Henry Talbot, Jiangxi Province ca 1735-1740
Porcelain plate with the Crucifixion, mid 18th C. China (for export)
Porcelain plate with the Crucifixion, mid 18th C. China (for export)
Copper plate decorated in painted enamels with a dragon, Qianlong Period, ca 1736-1795
Copper plate decorated in painted enamels with a dragon, Qianlong Period, ca 1736-1795
Bronze ritual vessel hu, late Shang or Western Zhou period, 11th C. BC
Bronze ritual vessel hu, late Shang or Western Zhou period, 11th C. BC
Jade book, Qianlong period, 1748
Jade book, Qianlong period, 1748
Sancai, three-colored glazed pottery tomb-figures, Tang dynasty, early 9th C.
Sancai, three-colored glazed pottery tomb-figures, Tang dynasty, early 9th C.
three-colored glazed pottery camels, Tang dynasty, early 9th C.
three-colored glazed pottery camels, Tang dynasty, early 9th C.
Glazed pottery roof finials inthe form of a dragon, Song dynasty, 960-1279 AD
Glazed pottery roof finials inthe form of a dragon, Song dynasty, 960-1279 AD
Basin with lobed rim, Ming dynasty, 1573-1619
Basin with lobed rim, Ming dynasty, 1573-1619
Lacquer tray inlaid with mother-of-pearl, 16th-17th C.
Lacquer tray inlaid with mother-of-pearl, 16th-17th C.
Large imperial jar with domed cover and spherical knob, Ming, 1426-1435
Large imperial jar with domed cover and spherical knob, Ming, 1426-1435
Large imperial jar with domed cover and spherical knob, Ming, 1426-1435
Large imperial jar with domed cover and spherical knob, Ming, 1426-1435
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, 16th C.
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LondonMar10 823.jpg
A luohan in glazed stoneware, Heibei Province, Liao Dynasty 907-1125 AD
A luohan in glazed stoneware, Heibei Province, Liao Dynasty 907-1125 AD
A luohan in glazed stoneware, Heibei Province, Liao Dynasty 907-1125 AD
A luohan in glazed stoneware, Heibei Province, Liao Dynasty 907-1125 AD
Stoneware figure of Budai, the fat smiling monnk, Henan Province, 1486
Stoneware figure of Budai, the fat smiling monnk, Henan Province, 1486
The Joseph E. Hotung Gallery of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum
The Joseph E. Hotung Gallery of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum
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LondonMar10 830.jpg
Cizhou-type pillow of leaf shape with sgraffiato design of a dancing bear, Northern Song dynasty, late 11th-early 12th C.
Cizhou-type pillow of leaf shape with sgraffiato design of a dancing bear, Northern Song dynasty, late 11th-early 12th C.
Painted pottery figure of a fabulous horned animal, Jin Dynasty, 4th C. AD
Painted pottery figure of a fabulous horned animal, Jin Dynasty, 4th C. AD
Bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou period, 6th-5th C. BC
Bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou period, 6th-5th C. BC
Bronze ritual food vessel, late Shang or early Western Zhou, 12th-11th C. BC
Bronze ritual food vessel, late Shang or early Western Zhou, 12th-11th C. BC
Bronze ritual vessel, the Xing Hou gui, Western Zhou period, 11th-10th C. BC
Bronze ritual vessel, the Xing Hou gui, Western Zhou period, 11th-10th C. BC
Guanyin (the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara) Six Dynasties Period, 550-577 AD
Guanyin (the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara) Six Dynasties Period, 550-577 AD
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LondonMar10 847.jpg
Painted pottery tomb guardian, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th C. AD
Painted pottery tomb guardian, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th C. AD
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Stoneware figure from a judgement group, Ming Dynasty, 16th C.
Jade caving on the 9th luohan among rocks
Jade caving on the 9th luohan among rocks
Decorative jade carving on the 5th luohan (disciple of Buddha) among rocks
Decorative jade carving on the 5th luohan (disciple of Buddha) among rocks
Bronze ritual vessel (Shang dynasty, 12th C. BC) and covered jade vessel (Qing dynasty, 18th C.)
Bronze ritual vessel (Shang dynasty, 12th C. BC) and covered jade vessel (Qing dynasty, 18th C.)
Jade buffalo, after 1759
Jade buffalo, after 1759
Jade horse, late Ming to Qing transitional period
Jade horse, late Ming to Qing transitional period
Jade disks
Jade disks