Material objects and Spirituality. Human’s search for spirituality or spiritual development through religions ties closely to material objects Often found in rituals Material objects associated with Buddhism proliferated in the course of Chinese dynastic history.
The numerous Buddhism-related material objects produced in Chinaalsobespeak the sinification of Buddhism
A golden Casket used to store sarira, 1043, the Song Dynasty
Asoka’s Stupa, Five Dynasty
One of thousands of stone sculpture in the Longmen Caves near Luoyang, Henan Province (Northern Wei, 492 AD)
Guanyin (Song Dynasty)