Category: Buddhism

Zuihō-in

tea room in Zuihō-in    |    a sub-temple of Daitokuji Monastery [ a Rinzai Buddhist Monastery complex founded in 1319 ]    |    room dates from the 16th C    |    Kyoto, Japan

Seated Bodhisattva

Seated Bodhisattva in Meditation, His Hands in Dhyana-mudra Kushan period    |    c.100 BCE-250 CE
Stucco with traces of polychromy    |    Gandharan style, perhaps from Hadda, Afghanistan
H. 51 x W. 30.5 x D. 12 cm ( 20 1/16 x 12 x 4 3/4 in. )
Harvard Art Museums / Arthur M. Sackler Museum

 

Guge

A row of Guge stupas near Tholing, in the tenth-century Kashmir-informed style, 2009 D [ Bendak//Peter van Ham ]

Temple room in Dungkar Cave 1, one of four caves that were residences of the Guge dynasty beginning in the twelfth century [ M. Beck/Peter van Ham ]

Peter van Ham’s Guge: Ages of Gold. The West Tibetan Masterpieces has just been published by Hirmer Verlag.

See also this very nice article.