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 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Dream of Queen Maya (the Buddha's Conception)

Kushan period
ca. 2nd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Female attendants and guards, one of whom holds a sword, surround Maya, who is sleeping on a bed that has turned legs and is covered with an elegant floral textile. Maya ... Read More
 20 Feb 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Ancient Manuscripts Of Gandharan Buddhism
By Jens Braving and Fredrik Liland
Published by Hermes Publishing, Oslo - 2010

An exhibition of ancient Buddhist manuscripts in the Schoyen collection.

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 23 Nov 2015 Sculpture
In the beginning of the Heian period (794–1185), the priest Kūkai (774–835) brought from China into Japan a new type of Esoteric Buddhism known in Japanese as mikkyō. Esoteric Buddhist practices worshiped a wide range of deities using rituals that required special implements, mystical incantation... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Maps
The Amaravati Album

Inch to mile map of Amaravati and the surrounding countryside in 1816.

Inscribed: Map of Amrawutty in Guntoor & of Purtyall & the Diamond Mines with the villages Adjacent reduced from the Original Survey in 1816. The Limits of the Diamond Mines of Purtyall is denoted by a ye... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Railing crossbars from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853
Artist: Murugesa Moodaliar (c. 1853)

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of railing crossbars from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculpture from Amaravati and S. India. Inscribed with number... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Drum pilaster from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853
Artist: Murugesa Moodaliar (c. 1853)

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of a drum pilaster from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculpture from Amaravati and S. India. Inscribed with numbers 2 to... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Drum slab from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853
Artist: Murugesa Moodaliar (c. 1853)

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of a carved drum slab from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculpture from Amaravati and S. India. Inscribed with numbers 2 to ... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853
Artist: Murugesa Moodaliar (c. 1853)

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of carved railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculpture from Amaravati and S. India. Inscribed with num... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Colonial History of Sculptures from the Amaravati Stūpa
By Jennifer Howes
Extract from the book: Buddhist Stupas in South Asia
Published by Oxford University Press, Delhi - 2009

The first Buddhist site to be examined and excavated in India by the British was the second- century stūpa ... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Photographs
Photograph of a richly sculptured disc from Amaravati, representing the adoration of the Buddha's begging bowl, photographed on site after the Government excavations of 1880 by Sergeant Coney. In the Buddhist Stupas of Amravati and Jaggayapeta of 1887, James Burgess, who was in charge of the exca... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
The Amaravati Album

This album of drawings is a landmark in the history of archaeology in India. The pictures were made in 1816 and 1817 by a team of military surveyors and draftsmen under the direction of Colonel Colin Mackenzie (1757-1821), the first Surveyor-General of India.

The album conta... Read More
 30 Jul 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Buddhism: Origin, Spread and Decline
By Pankaj Jain
The Huffington Post

Contemporary Indian Society and Buddhism's origin

A keen observer of the world history may notice a pendulous motion. At one end of the pendulum's swing is the society immersed in crass materialism, Pravritti (lite... Read More
 30 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
On the ancient coins and measures of Ceylon : with a discussion of the Ceylon date of the Buddha's death
By Thomas William Rhys Davids
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1877

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 29 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
On Yuan Chwang's travels in India, 629-645 A.D.
By Thomas Watters
Edited after his death by T. W. Rhys Davids and S. W. Bushell
Published by Royal Asiatic Society, London - 1904

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In the year ... Read More
 29 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Buddhist India
By Thomas William Rhys Davids
Published by G.P.Putnam's Sons, New York - 1903

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 27 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Buddhism in its connexion with Brahmanism and Hinduism and in its contrast with Christianity
By Monier Monier-Williams
Published by Macmillan & Co., New York - 1889

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 27 Jul 2015 Sculpture
Buddha Shakyamuni
India, Andhra Pradesh, late 3rd century
Sculpture
Limestone

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 27 Jul 2015 Sculpture
Gods and Animals in a Landscape, Fragment from a Scene of Buddha Shakyamuni's Sermon to Indra
Pakistan, Peshawar Division (?), Gandhara region, 2nd-early 3rd century
Sculpture
Gray schist with traces of paint

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 27 Jul 2015 Sculpture
Head of Buddha Shakyamuni
Devni Mori, 375-400
India, Gujarat
Sculpture
Terracotta

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 27 Jul 2015 Sculpture
Buddha Shakyamuni or the Jina Buddha Vairochana
Kashmir region, circa 725-750
India, Jammu and Kashmir
Sculpture
Brass inlaid with silver

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