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Buddha, probably Vairochana (Piluzhena). China, Liao dynasty (907–1125), early 11th century. Gilt bronze, h. cm. 21,5. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Buddha, probably Vairochana (Piluzhena), Liao dynasty early century China Gilt bronze

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Buddha Riding a Peacock" to "Buddha, possibly Amitabha (Amituo), on a Peacock | China | Ming dynasty (1368–1644) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Buddha Riding a Peacock" to “Buddha, possibly Amitabha (Amituo), on a Peacock Period: Ming dynasty Date: century Culture: China Medium: Wood (linden) with traces of pigment;

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)    Period:      probably Sui dynasty (581–618)  Date:      late 6th–early 7th century  Culture:      China  Medium:      Limestone with traces of pigment

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) Period: probably Sui dynasty Date: late century Culture: China Medium: Limestone with traces of pigment

Gilt bronze Buddha statue dated by an inscription on the base to 338 CE. This is the earliest known dated Buddha image made in China and, according to the museum, appears in almost every major publication on early Chinese Buddhist sculpture. Its style is influenced by that of the Gandhara region (parts of modern-day Pakistan, Afghanistan and NW India), which traveled along the Silk Road to China.

Buddha Gilt bronze Buddha statue dated by an inscription on the base to 338 CE. This is the earliest known dated Buddha image made in China and, according to the museum, appears in almost every major publication on early Chinese Buddhist sculpture.

Sandstone standing Buddha, China, Northern Wei dynasty, late 5th to early 6th century

Sandstone standing Buddha, China, Northern Wei dynasty, late to early century. Photo courtesy Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd.

Buddha Vairocana (Dari), 11th century, Liao dynasty (907-1125), gilt bronze, lost wax cast, China

Buddha Vairocana (Dari), 11th century, Liao dynasty (907-1125), gilt bronze, lost wax cast, China

Korean Buddhist Sculpture (5th–9th century) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This standing Korean Buddha was built by the Silla Kingdom. Buddhism was supported by Korean leaders during the Three Kingdoms. It became the official religion throughout the Korean peninsula.

Buddha-statue - Chinese Buddha Vairochana with the wisdom mudra: the right fist enclosing the index finger of the left.

CHINE Buddha Vairochana with the wisdom fist: the right fist enclosing the index finger of the left. A celestial Buddha important in Asia from the to C.

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