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The Mogao Caves (Chinese: 莫高窟; pinyin: Mògāo kū), also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas (Chinese: 千佛洞; pinyin: qiān fó dòng), southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China, 8th century.

The Mogao Caves (Chinese: 莫高窟; pinyin: Mògāo kū), also known as the Caves of the…

Dunhuang - Apsaras and Boddhisattvas on the ceiling of an early Tang cave. The Indian influence and emotional ecstasy lasted into the 7th century as did the strong, Central Asian colors, before they were extinguished by the influence of a more muted, monochrome Chinese sensibility. Cave 321, Early Tang, 7th century.

Dunhuang - Apsaras and Boddhisattvas on the ceiling of an early Tang cave. The Indian influence and emotional ecstasy lasted into the 7th century as did the strong, Central Asian colors, before they were extinguished by the influence of a more muted, monochrome Chinese sensibility. Cave 321, Early Tang, 7th century.

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Maggie Walker, entrepreneur and first woman to found and preside over an American bank; daughter of a former slave

法隆寺阿弥陀三尊像:光明皇后の母である橘三千代の念持仏と伝えられ、白鳳期に製作された厨子に安置されている。丸みを帯びた柔和な顔立ちに、白鳳期の特徴が伺える。

Japanese National Treasure, Amida (Amitabha, long-life buddha) triad made of bronze enshrined in the Lady Tachibana's Shrine of Horyuji Temple

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Spread of Buddhism- Painting depicting Buddha in Dunhuang, China

Spread of Buddhism- Painting depicting Buddha in Dunhuang, China

Temple of Sinawava from Angels Landing, Zion National Park,Utah

Rough desert plains steppe path Temple of Sinawava from Angels Landing, Zion National Park,Utah

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Thousand-hand Bodhisattva (female buddha) Dunhuang was located in the strategic passage of the ancient Silk Route bridging the Central Plains of China and the Western Serindia, and because of the important geographical position, it became an important place of convergence, collision, and a blending for ancient Chinese and Western cultures. Located in the Silk Route Dunhuang, Mogao Grottoes is at present the largest scale Buddhism cave temple in China

Thousand-hand Bodhisattva (female buddha) Dunhuang was located in the strategic passage of the ancient Silk Route bridging the Central Plains of China and the Western Serindia, and because of the important geographical position, it became an important place of convergence, collision, and a blending for ancient Chinese and Western cultures. Located in the Silk Route Dunhuang, Mogao Grottoes is at present the largest scale Buddhism cave temple in China

Alfred Maudslay (British, 1850-1931)  Photographs of Mayan Ruins before excavation, circa 1890

"Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it." ~ Arthur Erickson Photographer: Alfred Maudslay (British, * Mayan Ruins before excavation, circa 1890 ॐ lis

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, Maya Temple of the inscriptions, Palenque. « Pakal lies on top of the “earth monster.” Below him are the open jaws of a jaguar, symbolizing Xibalba. Above him is the Celestial Bird, perched atop the Cosmic Tree (represented by a cross) which, in turn, holds a Serpent in its branches. Thus, in the image Pakal lies between two worlds: the heavens and the underworld. » (photo by Asaf Braverman; description from wikipedia)

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, Maya Temple of the inscriptions, Palenque. « Pakal lies on top of the “earth monster.” Below him are the open jaws of a jaguar, symbolizing Xibalba. Above him is the Celestial Bird, perched atop the Cosmic Tree (represented by a cross) which, in turn, holds a Serpent in its branches. Thus, in the image Pakal lies between two worlds: the heavens and the underworld. » (photo by Asaf Braverman; description from wikipedia)

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Yulin Buddha Caves

Western Thousand Buddha Caves

Western Thousand Buddha Caves

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