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The Buddha’s descent from Trayastrimsha Heaven, from Kurkihar, Bihar, India. Pala period, c. 10th century, basalt. From Shuyin

Buddha Shakyamuni. India, Bihar; Pala period (c.8th - 12th century), late 9th - early 10th century. The Asia Society

Crowned Buddha Shakyamuni India, Bihar; Pala period (c.8th - 12th century), 11th century In this depiction, an ornamented Buddha is surrounded by four smaller images of himself, each of which represents an important scene from his life. The placement of the inscription (the Buddhist consecratory formula) on the pedestal of the image rather than near the figure's head and its paleography suggests that it may be later in date than the image itself.

Standing Vishnu with His Consorts, Lakshmi and Sarasvati Period: Pala period Date: ca. second half of the 11th century Culture: India (Bihar) Medium: Black stone Dimensions: H. 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm) Classification: Sculpture Credit Line: Gift of Michael V. Stolen, 1987 Accession Number: 1987.178

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in the Form of Khasarpana Lokeshvara India, Bihar or Bengal; Pala period (c.8th - 12th century), late 11th - early 12th century This composition illustrates the belief that Avalokiteshvara feeds even beings known as “hungry ghosts” as a symbol of his compassion for all living creatures.

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India, Bihar, Lakhi Sarai, South Asia The Maharishi (Great Sage) Agastya, 12th century Sculpture; Stone, Chloritoid phylliteWLA lacma 12th century Maharishi Agastya - Agastya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia