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The Great Stupa (Sanchi, India) completed first century CE Siddhartha Gautama/ Buddhism/ nirvana/ stupa/ path at the base of the dome/ symbols of the Buddha's presence/ cosmic diagram of the world mountain/ toranas. Use of sensuous figures (yakshi). harmika/ yasti/chatras. Roman copy of the omphalos from Delphi.

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1. Art of India and Southeast Asia

3. The Great Stupa (Sanchi, India) completed first century CE

4. Use of sensuous figures (yakshi)

5. harmika/ yasti/chatras

7. Roman copy of the omphalos from Delphi

8. The Enlightenment from the west gateway of the Great Stupa (Sanchi, India), c. 50-25 BCE

9. The Great Departure, the east gateway of the Great Stupa

10. The Great Departure, the east gateway of the Great Stupa

11. Interior of chaitya hall (Karli, India) c. 100

12. Section (left) and plan (right) of chaitya hall at Karli

13. Seated Buddha from Gandhara (Pakistan), 2nd to 3rd century, stone

14. The Four Great Miracles (Gandhara), 2nd century, schist

15. Seated Buddha preaching the first sermon, from Sarnath (India) fifth century CE

17. Left: Abhaya-mudra (granting protection to devotees and dispelling fear)Right: Varada-mudra (denotes a deity’s charity, or power to grant a wish or fulfill a vow)

18. Left: Dhyana-mudra (denotes intense concentration during meditation)Right: Dharmacakra-mudra, the “turning of the Wheel of the Law” (gesture of teaching)

19. Left: Vitarka-mudra (denotes exposition or argument, another form of teaching)Right: Vajra-mudra (symbolizes the supreme widsom of Adi-Buddha (Vairocana), especially in his Japanese manifestation as Dai Nichi; also symbolizes a mystical sexual union for Tantric adepts)

20. Left: Bhumisparsha-mudra, or “touching the earth,” (most common in Thailand, a gesture made at the point of Enlightenment)Right: Anjali-mudra (symbol of supplication or adoration)

21. Shiva as Mahadeva in rock-cut temple (Elephanta, India), sixth century

22. Garbha griha at Elephanta

23. Vishnu Temple (Deogarh, India), early sixth century

24. Vishnu Reclining on the Serpent of Eternity (Deogarh), early sixth century

25. Vastupurushamandala

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