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Brahma

Hindu Creator god


Bronze

Dancing Shiva as Nataraj
The Destroyer
Hindu god


Bronze

Vishnu - Preserver of Universe

Hindu god


painting

Vishnu Reclining on Snake
Hindu god


Relief Carving

Great Stupa of Sanchi
3rd century BCE
India

Stupa - holds Buddhist relics

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

Torana of Great Stupa
3rd century BCE
India

Gateway
stone fence

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

Taj Mahal
1632-1647
Emperor Shah Jahan
India
Mausaleum
Marble
onion shape dome w/minarets

Gopura at Indian Temple


India
Hindu
ornamented gateway entrance
Southern India

Cambodian Buddha




painting

Angkor Wat Temple
Cambodia / 12th cen

Buddhist monastery
Khmer temple


Chedis
1600s to 1800

Wat Po Thailand / Bangkok
Thai pagodas / stupas
Buddhist temple

Borobudur
9th century CE
Indonesia
Buddhist temple
pilgrim shrine


Wat Xieng Thong
1560

Asian
Laos
wood and gold

Grand Palace of Bangkok
1782

Asian
Thailand


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



Great Wall of China
5th cent BCE - 16th

4000+ miles long
Stone

Chinese Pagoda


Chinese Architecture
odd numbered winged eves
wooden

Beijing Forbidden City
1406 - 1420

Chinese Palace
Ming to Qing Dynasties


Terracotta Warriors
210 BCE/ 1974 found
Emperor Qin Shi Huang
Chinese Sculptures
Protecting the emperor's tomb
terracotta
7000+ warriors and horses

Kneeling Warrior
210 BCE
Emperor Qin Shi Huang
Chinese Sculptures
all holding weapons
terracotta

Chinese Bi
Neolithic art

Chinese Sculptures
circular with hole in center
Jade
symbol of heaven

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

Benin Ivory Mask ~ Queen Mother
16th century

African
Benin / Nigeria
Ivory

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

Maori Meeting House


New Zealand

wood

Maori Meeting House~interior


New Zealand

wood

Easter Island Maoi
400-1700 CE

Easter Island

Volcanic Stone/ash
800+ statues

Polynesian Tapa Cloth


Polynesia

barkwood

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

Aztec Quetzalcoatl


pre-Columbian
Aztec
painting

Machu Picchu
1460 CE -

Pre-Columbian / S. America
Inca


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

Mesa Verde
1200s

Native America
Colorado
Stone

Sioux Tipi


Native America
Sioux
animal skin

The Story Teller


Native America
New Mexico
Pottery

Navajo Rug


Native America
Navajo
Weaving

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