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  1. 1-13 Seated Buddha, Sarnath, India, second half of fifth century, Kushan Dynasty, tan sandstone, 5' 3" high (Gupta and Post-Gupta Periods )
    Under the Guptas, artists formulated the canonical image of the Buddha, combining the Gandharan monastic-robe type with the Mathuran type of soft, full-bodied figure attired in clinging garments.
  2. Funeral banner,from tomb 1 (tomb
    of the Marquise ofDai), Mawangdui,China, ((Han dynasty)),ca. 168 bce. Paintedsilk,
    Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha.This T-shaped silk banner was draped over the coffin of the Marquise of Dai, who is shown at the center awaiting her ascent to immortality in Heaven, the realm
    of the red sun and silvery moon
  3. 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.
  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. 1-20 Vishnu (Asleep),façade of Vishnu, Temple, Deogarh, India, early sixth century (clockwise from the top) Brahma, Shiva Ananta, Ananta's coils, Lakshmi
    __________________________________________ He is dreaming the world into creation
  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e

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  1. 1-16 Boar Avatar of Vishnu, Udayagiri, India, early fifth century, 22' x 13'
    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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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


  4. 1-27 Borobudur, Java, Indonesia, ca. 800 with map
    Borobudur is a colossal Buddhist monument of unique form. Built on nine terraces with more than 1,500 stupas and 1,500 statues and reliefs, it takes
    the form of a cosmic mountain, which wor-shipers circumambulate.


  5. 3-2 Yangshao Culture vases, from Gansu Province, China, mid-third millennium bce.
    Neolithic Chinese artists produced vessels of diverse shapes even before the invention of the potter's wheel and decorated them with abstract motifs in red and brownish-black on a cream-colored ground.