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Buddhism and Hinduism in Art: Gods, Demons, and Avatars School Program (selected resources)

The Buddha triumphing over Mara

The Buddha triumphing over Mara, 900–1000. India; probably Kurkihar, Bihar state. Stone. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S598.

Kumbhakarna battles the monkeys

Kumbhakarna battles the monkeys, from the epic Ramayana (Story of Rama), approx. 1100–1200. Cambodia or northeastern Thailand; former kingdom of Angkor. Sandstone. The Avery Brundage Collection, B66S7.

The Buddhist deity White Tara

The Buddhist deity White Tara, approx. 1400-1500. Nepal. Gilded copper repousse. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S22+.

The Hindu deity Shiva

The Hindu deity Shiva as destroyer of the three cities of the demons, 1000–1100. Central India. Sandstone. The Avery Brundage Collection, B63S6+.

This selection of resources unpacks main ideas, stories, and practices of Buddhism and Hinduism in South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas, both historically and today. All selections compliment the Buddhism and Hinduism in Art: Gods, Demons, and Avatars school tour at the Asian Art Museum.

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