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  1. 2-11 Walking Buddha, from Sukhothai, Thailand, 14th century.Bronze, high. Wat Bechamabopit, Bangkok. ( Thailand)
    The walking-Buddha statuary type is unique to Thailand and displays a distinctive approach to body form. The Buddha's body is soft and elastic, and the right arm hangs loosely, like an elephant trunk.
  2. 1-28 Harihara, from Prasat Andet, Cambodia,
    early seventh century.Stone, 6 3 high. National
    Museum, Phnom Penh.
    Harihara is a composite of Shiva (the god's right side)and Vishnu (on the left).Although stylistically indebted to Gupta sculp-ture, the Khmer statue is
    freestading so that it could be viewed from
    all sides.
  3. Krishna and Radha in Pavillion
    (Hindu Rajput Kingdoms)
  4. 3-3 Guang, probably from Anyang, China, Shang dynasty, 12th or 11th century bce. Bronze
    . Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,San Francisco (Avery Brundage Collection).
    Shang artists perfected the casting of elaborate bronze vessels decorated with animal motifs. The animal forms, real and imaginary, on this libation
    guang are probably connected with the world of spirits.
  5. scantily clad women who make mango trees flower. Their pose was later used to represent Queen Maya giving birth to the Buddha.
  1. a
  2. b
  3. c What is a Sanchi Yakshis?
  4. d
  5. e

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  1. 3-4 Standing male figure, from pit 2, Sanxingdui, China, ca. 1200-1050 bce. Bronze, 8 5 high, including base. Museum, Sanxingdui.
    Excavations at Sanxingdui have revealed a Chinese civilization contemporary to the Shang but with a different artistic aesthetic. This huge statue has elongated proportions and large, staring eyes


  2. 3-5 Bi disk with dragons, from Jincun(?), near Luoyang, China,
    Eastern Zhou dynasty, fourth to third century bce. Nephrite, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
    This intricately shaped jade bi required long hours of grinding, piercing,engraving, and polishing to produce. The Chinese believed dragons
    were symbols of good fortune and flew between Heaven and Earth.


  3. 1-2 Great Bath, Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan( INDU)
    some of the oldest recorded private bathing areas and toilet facilities with drainage into public sewers. In the heart of the city stood the so-called Great Bath, a complex of rooms centered on a sunken brick pool ( FIG . 1-2 ) 39 feet long, 23 feet wide, and 8 feet deep.


  4. 1-10 Meditating Buddha, Gandhara, Pakistan, second century CE, Kushan dynasty, Gray schist, 3' 7 ½"high (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
    Greek nose!


  5. 1-4 Nude Male Torso, Harappa, Pakistan, ca. 2000-1900 BCE, red sandstone, 3 3/4" high ( INDU )
    This miniature figure, with its emphasis on sensuous polished surfaces and swelling curves, already displays many of the stylistic traits that would characterize South Asian sculpture for thousands of years.