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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 1-1 Interior, Chaitya Hall, Karle, India, ca. 50 CE (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
    Chaitya halls in Buddhist monasteries house stupas. The form of the rock-cut cave at Karle imitates earlier wooden halls. The massive interior(45 feet tall, 125 feet long) has excellent acoustics for devotional chanting
  5. 1-19 Vishnu Temple, Deogarh, India, early sixth century
    One of the first masonry Hindu temples,
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  1. 1-24 Mithuna reliefs, detail of the north side of the Vishvanatha Temple, Khajuraho, India, ca. 1000.
    Northern Hindu temples are usually decorated with reliefs depicting deities and amorous couples (mithunas). The erotic sculptures suggest
    the propagation of life and serve as protectors of the sacred precinct.


  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. 2-13 Schwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon (Yangon), Myanmar (Burma),14th century or earlier (rebuilt several times). ( Myanmar )
    __________________________________________The 344-foot-tall Schwedagon Pagoda houses two of the Buddha'shairs. Silver and jewels and 13,153 gold plates sheathe its exterior.
    The gold ball at the top is inlaid with 4,351 diamonds.


  4. 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.
    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


  5. 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.