Pre-Angkor period, Prasat Andet style, second half of 7th century
The elephant-headed deity Ganesha removes obstacles and is thus the god of success and good fortune; in this sense, he is a god of great importance for everyday existence. In Southeast Asia, ...
Figure of Kālī striding over recumbent Śiva. Her necklace is formed of several skulls, while in her hand she carries a further gory trophy. Her crown is of a specifically Bengali type. Made of painted and gilded clay.
Female Head, terracotta, 6th-7th century, Gandharan style, Jammu, India
The site of Pambarvan, near Akhnur, appears to have been a Buddhist stupa site. Sixth century Gupta coins have been found, together with the terracotta remains of sculptural decorations, most notably a series of terracotta...
Relief showing the Descent of the Buddha from Trayastrimsa Heaven, grey schist, 3rd century AD, Gandhara.
The Buddha chose to ascend to the heaven of the Thirty-Three Gods (Trayastrimsa, equivalent to Indra's Svarga Heaven) in order to preach to the gods and his mother who also resided to eart...
Relief plaque, moulded Terracotta, Kausambi.
Circa 1st century BC
The upper part of a terracotta plaque with a moulded relief of a full-frontal female head and upper torso. The plaque has an arched top with a rounded moulding below which at the centre there is a hole. The female has an elabor...
Four-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion, ca. second quarter of 8th century
Prakhon Chai, Buriram Province, Thailand
Bronze with high tin content; silver and black-glass or obsidian inlay in eyes
H. 56 in. (142.2 cm)
In the Buddhist pantheon, the Bodhisattva Avalok...