This rare sculpture depicts Manjushri as a chubby youth with broad facial features, seated on an Indian-style lion throne over a double-lotus base, with one leg pendant, his foot resting over a lotus flower attached to the pedestal. 103 more words
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Avalokiteshvara, with an effigy of Amitabha in his crown, holds his right hand in the gesture of generosity while placing the other against his hip. The museum has prudently labelled this piece 10th-12th century but it has aspects of the (earlier) Licchavi style, such as the use of dark bronze (painted with cold gold but not fire-gilt), the sobriety of the jewellery and garment, the round shoulders and thin waist. 65 more words
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Coming up with a clever name for a thoroughbred can be a challenge — and not just creatively.
While parents simply put their choice of names for their child on a birth certificate and are done, registering a thoroughbred foal is not so easy. 683 more words
The faces of the Bayon remain a mystery. Is it Brahma? Buddha? A bodhisattva? King Jayavarman VII? The answer is actually a Tantric invokation of a Buddha from the cosmic past… 61 more words