Buddha. Date: first half of the 7th century. Culture: Central Thailand. Medium: Sandstone.

Buddha. Date: first half of the 7th century. Culture: Central Thailand. Medium: Sandstone.

During the late eighth century, a new expression of the savior bodhisattva appeared in Southeast Asia, inspired by developments in India that promoted esoteric forms of Buddhism. |  Buddhist Protectress Mahapratisara, 9th century. Western Indonesia. Lent by Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.84 #LostKingdoms

During the late eighth century, a new expression of the savior bodhisattva appeared in Southeast Asia, inspired by developments in India that promoted esoteric forms of Buddhism. | Buddhist Protectress Mahapratisara, 9th century. Western Indonesia. Lent by Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.84 #LostKingdoms

Votive Stele with Buddha and Bodhisattvas Period: Northern Qi dynasty Date: mid- 6th century Culture: China Medium: Limestone with pigment and gilding

Votive Stele with Buddha and Bodhisattvas Period: Northern Qi dynasty Date: mid- 6th century Culture: China Medium: Limestone with pigment and gilding

#MetKids Fun Fact: There are two ducks hiding from a wildcat on this container. | Ewer with a Feline-Shaped Handle, 7th century. Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.100.90)

#MetKids Fun Fact: There are two ducks hiding from a wildcat on this container. | Ewer with a Feline-Shaped Handle, 7th century. Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.100.90)

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)    Period:      Northern Qi dynasty (550–577)  Date:      ca. 550–560  Culture:      China  Medium:      Sandstone with pigment

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) Period: Northern Qi dynasty (550–577) Date: ca. 550–560 Culture: China Medium: Sandstone with pigment

Bronze hydria (water jar) Period: Classical Date: mid-5th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Argive Medium: Bronze

Bronze hydria (water jar) Period: Classical Date: mid-5th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Argive Medium: Bronze

Buddha (detail). Provenance unknown, central Thailand, first half of the 7th century. Sandstone; H. 67 3/8 in. National Museum, Bangkok

Buddha (detail). Provenance unknown, central Thailand, first half of the 7th century. Sandstone; H. 67 3/8 in. National Museum, Bangkok

Head of Buddha, second half of the 7th century. Western Thailand. Lent by…

Head of Buddha, second half of the 7th century. Western Thailand. Lent by…

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