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Cambodian Buddha
originally fr India
Gautama Buddha
563 - 483 BCE
Cambodian version
painting

Chinese Budai


Chinese
"Laughing Buddha"
Limestone

Brahma
multiple heads ~ Ved
Hindu Creator god
multiple arms

Bronze

Dancing Shiva as Nataraj
The Destroyer
Hindu god
dancing w/ multiple arms
stamping out ignorance
Bronze

Vishnu - Preserver of Universe
multiple arms
Hindu god

portrayed with blue skin
painting

Vishnu Reclining on Snake
Hindu god


Relief Carving

Hindu god -- Ganesha


Hindu god
wisdom, success, good luck
elephant headed
riding on a mouse

Yakshini
3rd century BCE
India
like Aphrodite
Hindu female goddess
stone
looks after treasures

Harmika on Great Stupa of Sanchi
3rd century BCE
India
Railing on top
Enclosing umbrella shaped top
stone

Torana of Great Stupa
3rd century BCE
India

Gateway
stone fence

Gopura at Indian Temple


India
Hindu
ornamented gateway entrance
Southern India

Chedis
1600s to 1800

Wat Po Thailand / Bangkok
Thai pagodas / stupas
Buddhist temple

Asian Batik technique

South East Asia

wax-resist dyeing


Wat Xieng Thong
1560

Asian
Laos
wood and gold

Chinese oracle bones
14th - 11th centurie
Chinese
early Chinese writing



Sprigging Technique
pottery technique
Chinese
attachments to clay

clay

Chinese Bi
Neolithic art

Chinese Sculptures
circular with hole in center
Jade
symbol of heaven

Chinese Pagoda


Chinese Architecture
odd numbered winged eves
wooden

Great Wall of China
5th cent BCE - 16t


4000+ miles long
Stone

Sumi-e Painting


Chinese

brushes and ink on rice pape

Japanese Haniwa
5000 CE / 250 - 550

Japanese Sculptures
cylindrical
unglazed ceramic
found in burial mounds

Horyu-Ji Temple in Osaka
607 CE

Japanese Buddhist Temple
Kondo and Pagoda
Wooden
oldest wooden structures

Todai-ji Temple in Nara
743 CE

Japanese Buddhist Kondo
Buddhist Temple
Wood
largest wooden structure

Daibutsu of Todai-Ji Temple


Japanese Sculptures
Largest Buddha
Bronze
70+ feet tall

Ukiyo-e Painting


Japanese
"pictures of floating world"
woodblock paintings

The Great Wave of Kanagawa
1831
Katsushika Hokusai
from "36 Views of Mt. Fuji"

Woodblock print

Yamato-e Genre Scene


Japanese

painting on silk

Twin Cult Figures


African
Nigeria
Wood

Nkisi Nkonde Nail Fetish Figure


African
Congo
Wood

Kota Reliquary Figure
1880

African
Kota, Gabon
wood, copper, brass, iron

Aboriginal Cave Art


Australian
x-ray technique


Aboriginal Dot Art


Australia



Maori Totem Pole


New Zealand

Wood

Easter Island Maoi
400-1700 CE

Easter Island

Volcanic Stone/ash
800+ statues

Polynesian Tapa Cloth


Polynesia

barkwood

Sydney Opera House
1959
Jorn Utzon
Modern Expressionistic

Concrete shells
New South Wales, Australia

Aztec god ~ Tlaloc
Pre-Columbia

Aztec god of
rain, lightening, thunder


Aztec god ~ Quetzalcoatl
feathered serpent
Aztec god
Pre-Columbian SA
Aztec
creator god

Aztec god ~ Huitzilopochtli

Aztec
Pre-Columbia SA
Aztec god of
war, sun, sacrifice
Patron of Tenochtitlan

Aztec god ~ Tezcatlipoca
Pre-Columbia
The Smoking Mirror
Aztec god of
night sky, memory, time


Olmecs Giant Head
1400-400 BCE

Pre-Columbian / S. America
Olmec / Mexico
stone

Pyramid of the Sun
100 - 500 CE

Pre-Columbian / S. America
Aztec / Teotihuacan
Stone
Third largest pyramid grp

Mayan Chacmool


Pre-Columbian / S. America
Mesoamerican
stone

Kokopelli

South Western USA
Native American
hunched flute player
fertility god

Serpent Mound
Ohio
mound builders
Native American
Adena-Hopewell
earth

Native American Pueblo


Native America

Adobe - sundried brick
NM AR UT

Native American Kiva


Native America

stone
used for religious rituals

Sioux Tipi


Native America
Sioux
animal skin

Native American Totem Poles
Native American

symbols of family clans
Wood

Native American Petroglyphs


Native America

Cave arts

The Story Teller


Native America
New Mexico
Pottery

Navajo Rug


Native America
Navajo
Weaving

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