BUDDHISM. Siddhartha Gautama Sakya: Buddha ca. 563-483 bce. Prophesied to be king or world redeemer at birth A prince who gave up his wealth to find escape from human suffering Studied with Hindu masters Became an ascetic
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*dates are disputed: 624-544, 560-480, 440-360
Empty throne underBodhi tree: Bharhut.; Stone: Sandstone; India, Sunga Period, 2nd-1st century bce
3 parasols, bodhi tree, empty throne, footprintsAmaravati Stupa, c. 2nd c. ce
Renounced violence after the devastating battle for Kalinga in which over 100,000 were killed
Built thousands of stupas and viharas (monasteries)
Sponsored 3rd Buddhist Council in 250 bce
Declared Buddism the state religion
Sent forth monks, well versed in the Buddhist teachings, to teach in nine different countries
Princes from Central Asian states in Lamentation, Dunhuang Cave 158. Mogao or Dunhuang Caves
This painting not only depicts their devotions to Buddha, but also accurately presents the appearances, garments and customs of different nations along the Silk Road and the history of cultural exchange between them.
The Buddha, in Greco-Buddhist style, 1st-2nd century CE, Gandhara (Modern Pakistan).
Blue-eyed Central Asian and East-Asian Buddhist monks, Bezaklik, Eastern Tarim Basin, China, 9th-10th century.
This wooden statue of Quan Am Nhin Mat Nhin Tay (Quan Am of 1000 Eyes and 1000 Hands) was created in Bac Ninh Province of Northern Vietnam around the year 1656 for the But Thap Pagoda.
Guanyin Dance from 2004 Special Olympics, Athens
Guanyin, goddess of mercy enthroned, blanc-de-Chine, with modeler’s seal of Ha Chaozong, 17th c.Ringling Museum
Prince ShotokuKamakura period, early 14th centuryGilt bronze
The Daibutu, literally Large Buddha, is known by the Japanese as "Daibutu-sama" or "Daibutu-san”: the largest bronze casting in the world
Golden Kondo Hall 7th century style, rebuilt in early 8th century
Pagoda (Stupa). Horyuji. 7th century style, rebuilt in early 8th century
Nara - Temple Horyu-ji 7th c.
Nara - Temple Chugu-ji 7th c.