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  1. 2-6 Taj Mahal Arial View ( Mughal )
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    The tomb may have been conceived as the
    Throne of God perched above the gardens of Paradise on Judgment Day.
  2. 1-26 Death of the Buddha(Parinirvana), Gal Vihara,
    near Polonnaruwa, SriLanka, 11th to 12th century.
    Granulite, Buddha 46  long 10  high.
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    The sculptor of this colossal recumbent Sri Lankan
    Buddha emulated the classicGupta style of a half
    millennium earlier in the figure's clinging robe,
    rounded face, and coiffure.
  3. 2-3Lotus Mahal, Vijayanagara, India, 15th or early 16th century Comparison of vimanas (Vijayanagar)
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    The Lotus Mahal is an eclectic mix of Hindu temple
    features and Islamic architectural elements.
  4. Army of the First Emperor of Qin in pits next to his burial mound, Lintong, China, Qin dynasty,
    ca. 210 bce. __________________________________________Painted terracotta, average figure
    The First Emperor was buried beneath an immense mound guarded by more than 6,000 life-size terracotta soldiers. Although produced from common molds, every figure has an individual-ized appearance.
  5. 1-5 Seal with Seated Figure Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan ca. 2300-1750 BCE steatite/alkali 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" ( INDU )
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    This seal depicting a figure (with three faces?) wearing a horned headdress and seated in a posture used in yoga is evidence that this important Indian meditative practice began as early as the Indus Civilization.
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  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e

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  1. 1-31 King Suryavarman II holding court, detail of a stone relief, lowest gallery, south side, Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia, first half of 12th century.
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    The reliefs of Angkor Wat glorify Vishnu in his various avatars, or incarnations, and Suryavarman II, whom the sculptor depicte d
    holding court and surrounded by his attendants, all of smaller scale than the king
    Who is Krishna?

          

  2. 1-11 The Life and Death of Buddha, frieze from Gandhara, Pakistan, second century CE, 2' x 9'
    (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
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    This Gandharan frieze is one of the earliest pictorial
    narrative cycles in which the Buddha appears in
    human form. It recounts the Buddha's life story from his birth at Lumbini to his death at Kushinagara.
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    (a) birth at Lumbini, (b) enlighten-ment at Bodh Gaya, (c) first sermon at Sarnath, (d) death
    at Kushinagara.

          

  3. 1-19 Vishnu Temple, Deogarh, India, early sixth century
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    One of the first masonry Hindu temples,

          

  4. 1-29 Vishnu lying on the cosmic ocean, from the Mebon temple on an island in the western baray, Angkor,Cambodia, 11th century. Bronze, 8 long.
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    This fragmentary hollow-cast bronze statue was originally more than 20 feet long and inlaid with gold, silver, and jewels. It portrays Vishnu asleep on the cosmic ocean at the moment of the universe's creation
    Who is Krishna?

          

  5. 1-16 Boar Avatar of Vishnu, Udayagiri, India, early fifth century, 22' x 13'
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    The oldest Hindu cave temples are at Udayagiri, a site that also boasts some of the earliest Hindu stone sculptures, such as this huge relief of VISHNU as the boar Varaha rescuing the earth.

          

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