5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- 1- 6) Lion Capital, Sarnath, India, sandstone, 7' high, ca. 250 BCE ( Maurya )
Ashoka formulated a legal code based on the Buddha's teachings and inscribed those laws on columns erected throughout his kingdom. The
lions on this capital once supported the Buddha's Wheel of the Law.
- 2-12 Emerald Buddha, Emerald Temple, Bangkok, Thailand,15th century. Jade or jasper, 2 6 high.
The Thai king dresses the Emerald Buddha,carved from green jade or jasper, in a monk's robe and a king's robe at different times of the year, underscoring the image's symbolic role as both Buddha and king.
- Krishna and Radha in Pavillion
(Hindu Rajput Kingdoms)
- 2-3Lotus Mahal, Vijayanagara, India, 15th or early 16th century Comparison of vimanas (Vijayanagar)
The Lotus Mahal is an eclectic mix of Hindu temple
features and Islamic architectural elements.
- a What is the lotus a sign for?
5 Multiple choice questions
- What is
THE WHEEL OF LAW: Four Noble Truths
5 True/False questions
Dancing devil → Who is Devi?
2-5 Bichitr, Jahangir Preferring a Sufi
Shaykh to Kings, ca. 1615-1618. Opaque
watercolor on paper, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. ( Mughal)
The impact of European art on Mughal painting
is evident in this allegorical portrait of the
haloed emperor Jahangir on an hourglass
throne, seated above time, favoring spiritual
power over worldly power. →
milk maid → Who is Vishnu?
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.
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 →
2-6 Taj Mahal Arial View ( Mughal )
The tomb may have been conceived as the
Throne of God perched above the gardens of Paradise on Judgment Day. →