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 10 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Running youths holding the tails of a humped bull and a winged lion - Fragments of railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of fragments of railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculp... Read More
 21 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The romantic legend of Sakya Buddha : from the Chinese-Sanscrit
By Samuel Beal (1825-1889)
Published by Turner & Co., London - 1875

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Head of Buddha, c. 570

China, Hebei province, northe... Read More
 21 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Dialogues of the Buddha
By T. W. Rhys Davids (1843-1922)
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1921

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Siddhartha at the Bodhi Tree, 100s-200s

India, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century
Schist

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 21 May 2016 Sculpture
Head of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 300s-400s

Afghanistan or Pakistan, Gandhara, late Kushan Period (1st century-320)
Stucco

By this period, individual bodhisattvas were beginning to be revered as ideal figures who would deliberately postpone their own enlightenment and entrance into final ni... Read More
 21 May 2016 Sculpture
Seated Sakyamuni, late 1st century - early 2nd century A.D.

India, Mathura, Kushan Period (1st century-320)
Red mottled sandstone

This Buddha is placed on a lion pedestal, part of which is broken off. The pedestal was undoubtedly flanked on both sides by seated lions in profile; its center is d... Read More
 21 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Diamond Sutra (Chin-kang-ching), or, Prajna-paramita
By William Gemmell
Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Turner & Co., London - 1912

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How did the Diamond Sutra get its name?
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 21 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A record of the Buddhist religion as practised in India and the Malay archipelago (A.D. 671 - 695)
By I-Tsing
Translated by J.Takakusu
Printed at The Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1896

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 21 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Literary History of Sanskrit Buddhism
(From Winternitz, Sylvain Levi, Huber)
By Gushtaspshah Kaikhushro Nariman
Published Indian Book Depot, Bombay - 1923

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Buddha Shakyamuni
India, Andhr... Read More
 21 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Jataka Tales
By Henry Thomas Francis and Edward Joseph Thomas
Published by The University Press, Cambridge - 1916

Tales from one of the sacred books of Buddhism, relating the stories of the Buddha in his earlier lives.

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 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Standing Bodisattva Maitreya (Buddha of the Future)

ca. 3rd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Maitreya is the Buddha of the next age, much as Shakyamuni is the Buddha of our age. He resides in Tushita heaven waiting for his final rebirth. As befits his highest rebirth, he wea... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Mainly based on The Sadhanamala
By Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya
Published by Firma K.L.Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta - 1958

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Published 1958/00/00

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The Death of the... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Essays on Gautama Buddha
Edited by N.N.Law
Published by The Indian Historical Quarterly - 1956

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Head of Buddha

5th–6th century
Afghanistan (probably Hadda)
Stucco with traces of paint... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Great Departure and the Temptation of the Buddha

Ikshvaku period
ca. first half of the 3rd century
India (Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjunakonda)
Limestone

The lower scene shows Siddhartha on horseback leaving his father's palace in order to seek enlightenment. A groom leads the horse, whose hoofs ... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The life of the Buddha, and the early history of his Order
Derived from Tibetan works Bkah-Hgyur and Bstan-Hgyur
By William Woodville Rockhill (1854-1914)
Published by Turner & Co., London - 1884

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 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Dream of Queen Maya (the Buddha's Conception)

Kushan period
ca. 2nd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Female attendants and guards, one of whom holds a sword, surround Maya, who is sleeping on a bed that has turned legs and is covered with an elegant floral textile. Maya ... Read More
 20 Feb 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Ancient Manuscripts Of Gandharan Buddhism
By Jens Braving and Fredrik Liland
Published by Hermes Publishing, Oslo - 2010

An exhibition of ancient Buddhist manuscripts in the Schoyen collection.

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 23 Nov 2015 Sculpture
In the beginning of the Heian period (794–1185), the priest Kūkai (774–835) brought from China into Japan a new type of Esoteric Buddhism known in Japanese as mikkyō. Esoteric Buddhist practices worshiped a wide range of deities using rituals that required special implements, mystical incan... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Maps
The Amaravati Album

Inch to mile map of Amaravati and the surrounding countryside in 1816.

Inscribed: Map of Amrawutty in Guntoor & of Purtyall & the Diamond Mines with the villages Adjacent reduced from the Original Survey in 1816. The Limits of the Diamond Mines of Purtyall is denoted by a ye... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Railing crossbars from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853
Artist: Murugesa Moodaliar (c. 1853)

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of railing crossbars from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculpture from Amaravati and S. India. Inscribed with number... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Drum pilaster from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853
Artist: Murugesa Moodaliar (c. 1853)

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of a drum pilaster from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculpture from Amaravati and S. India. Inscribed with numbers 2 to... Read More