hu Wine Vase

This slender, curved, pear-shaped bottle is made of gilded bronze.…

The Mausoleum of the first Emperor, Qin shihuang

The significance of this site where, sixty years later, a terracotta…

Dragon plaque

This large green nephrite plaque represents a dragon with its…

Lady with chignon mingqi (tomb figure)

This court lady belongs to a stylistic phase characteristic of…

Standing horse mingqi (tomb figure)

This animal, with its body solidly planted on sturdy legs and…

Statue of the luohan Tamrabhadra

The term luohan (Sanskrit: arhat) describes the Buddhas original…

Jingting Mountains in autumn

This scroll, which faithfully adopts the traditional Chinese…

Episode from the life of Buddha "The Subjugation of Mara"

This illustrated scene depicts the attacks led by Mara, god of…

Pilgrim monk carrying books

This painting depicts a stereotyped image widespread throughout…

Meditating Buddha in a niche

Buddha is depicted, his head circled by a halo, sitting beneath…

Bodhisattva head

Elongated locks of hair, which provide a touch of decorative…

Ornamented Buddha protected by the naga

According to one possible interpretation, this sculpture of Buddha…

Kneeling Tara

In the opinion of some specialists, this female figure -kneeling…

Harihara

To the best of present knowledge, this statue is apparently one…

Head of Shiva

The Hindu deity Shiva is easily recognizable by the presence…

Jayavarman VII

Although it bears no royal insignia or any finery, this is the…

Wheel of the Law (Dharmacakra)

This Wheel of the Law, characteristic of pre-Thai Dvaravati Buddhist…

Ornamented Buddha

It is open to conjecture whether this image of the Buddha decked…

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

This statuette, its face immersed in deep introspection, represents…

A jina

This representation of the Buddha is characterized by a broad,…

Song Da Drum (known as the Moulié Drum)

This drum is composed of a resonant top resting on a flared torus,…

Shiva

This sculpture represents Shiva, recognizable by the third eye…

Vishnu Garudasana

This extremely well preserved work represents the god Vishnu…

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara

In this work the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is represented in…

Pediment

This high relief depicts a narrative scene. It is framed by a…

Maravijaya Buddha

This image was cast in bronze using cire perdue technique and…

Manjusri

This refined statuette-probably representing Manjusri, the "bodhisattva…

Vajrapani

This Vajrapani (Sanskrit: "Thunderbolt-bearer") bodhisattva,…

Hevajra and Nairatmya

These two figures represent the deity Hevajra in his Kapaladhara…

Virupaksa

This statuette represents Virupaksa, Guardian of the West, one…

Bhairava Mask

This face, framed by a radial headdress, exudes an expressive…

Thang-ka, "The adiBuddha Vajrasattva (rDo-rje semsdpa') and his consort"

This thang-ka depicts the supreme Buddha, or Vajrasattva-regarded…

Mahakala

This stela represents the god Mahakala, the personification of…

Usnisavijaya

This representation of the goddess Usnisavijaya, flanked by two…

Mandala of Vajramrita

The six-armed god Vajramrita is portrayed seated in the centre…

Oracle Diadem (dbu-rmog)

The broad band, upon which stand five skulls each adorned with…

Padmasambhava, in his manifestation as Gu-ru drag-mar

This figure of a fierce, winged deity is holding a vajra "thunderbolt-diamond"…

Buddhist officiant's tiara

The top of this conical-shaped piece is embellished with a half-sized…

Spirit with Flowers

This sculpture, a three-quarter bust with gently inclined head…

"The Buddha of the Great Miracle", or "Miracle of Sravasti"

This frontal high relief depicts an episode from the "Great Miracle…