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Works of Art (103)

Aizen Myōō (Rāga-vidyārāja), Nanbokuchō period, 14th century, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk (66.90)
Altarpiece dedicated to Buddha Maitreya (Mile), Northern Wei dynasty, dated 524, China, Gilt bronze (38.158.1a–n)
Amitabha Triad, Goryeo dynasty, ca. early 14th century, Unidentified artist, Korea, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (30.76.298)
Birth of the Buddha, Kushan period, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara, probably Takht-i-Bahi), Stone (1987.417.1)
Black Tangka with Goddess Lha Mo, late 16th century, Tibet, Distemper on cloth (1983.510.1)
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa), Yuan dynasty, dated 1282, Probably Hebei Province, China, Wood (willow) with traces of pigment, single woodblock construction (34.15.1)
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara of the Lion's Roar or Simhanada Avalokiteshvara (Shi hou Guanyin Pusa), Ming dynasty, late 15th–16th century, China, Wood (poplar) with pigments, single woodblock construction (2000.270)
Bodhisattva Manjushri as Tikshna-Manjushri (Minjie Wenshu Pusa), Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403–24), China, Gilt brass, lost-wax cast (2001.59)
Bodhisattva Padmapani, Transitional period, 10th–11th century, Nepal, Copper alloy with gilding and semiprecious stones (1982.220.2)
Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), Northern Qi dynasty, ca. 550–60, Shanxi Province, China, Sandstone with pigments (65.29.4)
Bookcover with scenes from the life of the Buddha, ca. first half of 10th century India or Nepal Ink and color on wood, with metal insets (1979.511)
Buddha Amitayus attended by bodhisattvas, 11th century, Tibet, Distemper on cloth (1989.284)
Buddha Amoghasiddhi with Eight Bodhisattvas, ca. 1200–1250, Tibet (Central regions), Distemper on cloth (1991.74)
Buddha Maitreya (Mile), Northern Wei dynasty, dated 486, China, Gilt bronze with traces of pigment, piece-mold cast (26.123)
Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), Yuan dynasty, ca. 1319, Shanxi Province, China, Water-based pigment over foundation of clay mixed with straw (65.29.2)
Buddha sheltered by a naga, Angkor period, 12th century, Cambodia, Bronze (1987.424.19ab)
Buddha Vairocana (Dari), Tang dynasty, early 8th century, China, Gilt leaded bronze, lost-wax cast (43.24.3)
Buddha, Gupta period, second half of 6th century, India (probably Bihar), Bronze (69.222)
Buddha, probably Amitabha (Amituo), Tang dynasty, early 7th century, China, Dry lacquer with traces of gilt and pigment (19.186)
Buddha, probably Shakyamuni (Shijiamouni), Sixteen Kingdoms period, late 4th–early 5th century, China, Gilt bronze, piece-mold cast (1974.268.8a–c)
Buddha, probably Vairochana (Piluzhena), Liao dynasty, early 11th century, China, Gilt bronze (2006.284)
Buddha's Descent from the Trayastrimsha Heaven, Ikshvaku period, second half of 3rd century, India, Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjunakonda, Limestone (28.31)
The Buddha's First Sermon at Sarnath, ca. 2nd century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (1980.527.4)
Buddhist goddess Ushnishavijaya (Zun Shengfomu), Qing dynasty, late 17th–early 18th century, China, Gilt brass, lost-wax cast (2007.75a, b)
Buddhist Guardian Mahabala, Eastern Javanese period, 11th century, Indonesia (Java), Bronze (1995.570.4)
Buddhist Guardian: Chandamaharoshana, 15th century, Nepal, Distemper and gold on cloth (1994.452)
Buddhist Monk Bodhidharma (Chinese: Damo), 17th century, Ming (1368–1644)–Qing (1644–1911) dynasty, China, Rhinoceros horn (2011.344)
Buddhist Sage, dated 1928, Wang Zhen (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper (1986.267.156)
Bust of Hevajra, Angkor period, Khmer style of the Bayon, late 12th–early 13th century, Cambodia, Stone (36.96.4)
Dainichi Nyorai (Mahā-vairochana), Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Wood with gold leaf and lacquer (26.118)
Death of the Buddha (Parinirvana), 2nd–4th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (L.1993.69.4)
Death of the Historical Buddha (Nehan), Kamakura period, 14th century, Unidentified artist, Kyoto, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink, gold, and color on silk (12.134.10)
The Dream of Queen Maya, Kushan period, 1st century A.D., Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara, probably Takht-i-Bahi), Schist (1976.402)
Enthroned Buddha Attended by the Bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani, Early Eastern Javanese period, second half of the 10th century, Java, Indonesia, Bronze (2004.259)
Fasting Siddhartha, Kushan period, ca. 3rd century, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara), Schist (1987.218.5)
Fierce Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom, 10th century, Nepal, Gilt copper alloy with color and gold paint (1982.220.13)
Four deities from a Vajradhatu (Diamond World) Mandala, Eastern Javanese period, fourth quarter of 10th–first half of 11th century, Indonesia (Java, Nganjuk), Bronze (1987.142.5, 7-9)
Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Joined-woodblock construction with traces of color and cut-gold (1975.268.163)
Funerary urn (hunping), Western Jin dynasty, ca. 250–300, China, Earthenware with green glaze (1992.165.21)
Gift of Anathapindada, Kushan period, 2nd–3rd century, Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist with traces of gold foil (1987.142.1)
The Great Departure and the Temptation of the Buddha, Ikshvaku period, ca. first half of 3rd century, India (Andra Pradesh, Nagarjunakonda), Limestone (28.105
Head of a bodhisattva, 5th–6th century; Afghanistan, probably from Hadda, Clay or terracotta, garnet (1986.2)
Head of a Buddha, second half of 6th century, Angkor Borei, Cambodia, Stone (2005.512)
Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto), 16th century; Momoyama period, Japanese, Lacquered iron (36.25.81)
Helmet, 1350–1450, Mongolian or Chinese, Iron and gold (2005.270)
Helmet, 15th–17th century, Mongolian, Iron and gold (1999.120)
Helmet, probably mid- to late 17th century, Chinese, Iron, gold, silver, and textile (1997.18)
Illuminated pages from a dispersed Dharani manuscript, 14th–15th century, Tibet (Zhalu monastery), Inks and color on paper (1986.509.1a,b)
Illustrated manuscript of the Lotus Sutra, Goryeo dynasty, ca. 1340, Unidentified artist (late 14th century), Korea, Folding book, gold and silver on indigo-dyed mulberry paper; 106 pages (1994.207)
The Illustrated Sutra of Past and Present Karma (Kako genzai inga kyō emaki), Kamakura period (1185–1333), late 13th century, Hanging scroll (2012.249)
Kongōyasha Myōō (Vajrayaksha-vidyārāja), Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1975.268.12)
Kshitigarbha (Jijang), Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), Unidentified artist (first half of the 14th century), Korea, Hanging scroll; gold and color on silk (29.160.32)
Kumano shrine mandala, Nanbokucho period, early 14th century, Japan, Hanging scroll: ink, color, and gold on silk (2006.521)
Lotus Sutra, Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Gold on indigo-dyed paper (65.216.1)
Lunette with Buddha surrounded by adorants, 5th–6th century, Hadda, Afghanistan, Stucco (2005.314)
Mandala of Chandra (God of the Moon), late 14th–early 15th century, Nepal, Distemper on cloth (1981.465)
Mandala of Jnanadakini , late 14th century, Tibet (a Sakya monastery), Distemper on cloth (1987.16)
Manjuvajra Mandala, Pala period (ca. 700–1200), 11th century, Bangladesh or India (West Bengal), Black stone (57.51.6)
Monumental bodhisattva head, 4th–5th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Stucco (1977.191)
Pair of manuscript covers with Buddhist deities, late 11th century, Nepal, Distemper on wood (1976.192.1-2)
Panel from a Buddhist ritual crown, late 13th–early 14th century, Tibet, Distemper on wood (1997.152)
Panjara Mahakala, late 14th–early 15th century, Tibet, Steatite with color and gilding (L.1994.6.5)
Pensive Bodhisattva, Three Kingdoms period, mid-7th century, Korea, Gilt bronze (2003.222)
Plaque with scenes from the life of the Buddha, Pala or Pagan period, 12th century, India or Burma. Mudstone (1982.233)
Reliquary (?) with scenes from the life of the Buddha, ca. 10th century, India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir) or Pakistan, Bone with traces of color and gold paint (1985.392.1)
Roundel with Karma Lineage, 16th century, Tibet, Ivory (2003.495)
Roundel with the Buddhist goddess Hariti, ca. 1st century A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Silver, gold foil (1981.460.2)
Scroll 8 of Collected Iconography (Zuzōshō): Myōō (Vidyārāja), Heian period, late 12th century, Japan, Handscroll; ink and light color on paper (1975.268.6)
Seated Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion, Anuradhapura period, ca. late 7th–first half of 8th century, Sri Lanka, Bronze (1987.142.65)
Seated bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty, late 13th–early 14th century; Qingbai ware, China, Probably from kilns in the vicinity of Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, Porcelain with relief decoration under bluish white glaze (51.166)
Seated Buddha Akshobhya (?), the Imperturbable Buddha of the East, 9th–10th century, Tibet, Gilt copper (1995.106)
Seated Buddha Amoghasiddhi, the Transcendent Buddha of the North, late 10th–early 11th century, India (Himachal Pradesh, ancient kingdoms of Tibet), Silver and bronze with copper inlay and traces of gold foil (1984.211)
Seated Buddha Expounding the Dharma, Late Anuradhapura period, late 8th century, Sri Lanka, Copper alloy (2009.60)
Seated Buddha, 15th century; Sukhothai style, Thailand, Bronze (2002.131)
Seated Buddha, 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bronze with traces of gold leaf (2003.593.1)
Seated Buddha, 8th–early 9th century, Burma; Pyu kingdom, Bronze (2006.53)
Seated Crowned and jeweled Buddha, Pala period, late 10th century; Kurkihar style, Bihar, India, Bronze with silver, lapis lazuli, and rock-crystal inlays (1993.311 ab)
Seated Transcendent Buddha Vairochana, Central Javanese period, ca. late 9th century, Indonesia, Java, Bronze (1987.142.23)
Seven Gods of Good Fortune and Chinese Children, Edo period, 17th–18th century, Kano Chikanobu (Japanese), Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on paper; reverse side: ink, color, and gold on paper (29.100.498)
Shadakshari Lokeshvara with Deities and Monks, late 15th century, Tibet, Distemper and gold on cloth (1985.390.3)
Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya, Buddha of the Future, ca. 3rd century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (13.96.17)
Standing bodhisattva, 8th–9th century, Nepal, Gilt copper alloy (1981.59)
Standing Buddha Offering Protection, late 5th century, India (Uttar Pradesh, Mathura), Red sandstone (1979.6)
Standing Buddha, 8th–9th century; Mon style, Thailand, Bronze with high tin content, or silver alloy (1993.387.6)
Standing Buddha, ca. late 6th century, Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bronze (1981.188ab)
Standing Buddha, Pagan period, 12th–13th century, Burma, Bronze with silver inlay (1993.235.1)
Standing Buddha, Polonnaruva period, 11th–12th century, Sri Lanka, Gilt bronze (1993.387.8)
Standing Buddha, probably Shakyamuni, 5th–6th century, Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu, India, Bronze (1998.414)
Standing Buddha, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th century, Korea, Gilt bronze (12.37.136)
Standing Tara, 14th century, Nepal, Gilt copper alloy with color, inlaid with semiprecious stones (66.179)
Standing Vajrapani, Licchavi period, 6th–7th century, Nepal, Copper alloy (L.1993.51.5)
Stele with Buddha Dipankara (Randeng), Northern Wei dynasty, dated 489–495, Shanxi Province, China, Sandstone with pigment 65.29.3)
Torso of a monumental bodhisattva, ca. 5th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, probably Sahri Bahlol workshop, Schist (1995.419)
Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara, Goryeo dynasty, first half of 14th century, Unidentified artist (first half of the 14th century), Korea, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (14.76.6)
Welcoming Descent of Amida and Twenty-five Bodhisattvas, Nanbokucho period, late 14th century, Unidentified artist, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk (42.25.37)
Yaksha, Shunga period, ca. 50 B.C., India, Madhya Pradesh, Sandstone (1988.354)
Yama, mid-17th–early 18th century, Tibet, Ink, distemper, and gold on cloth (69.71)
Yamantaka Mandala with imperial portraits, Yuan dynasty, 1330–1332, China, Silk tapestry (kesi) (1992.54)
Yong Zin Khon Shogpel: Seventh Abbot of Ngor Monastery (Sakya Sect), 16th century, Tibet, Distemper and gold on cloth (1971.189)
Zaō Gongen, Heian period, 11th century, Japan, Gilt bronze (1975.268.155)