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Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas

Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
1050 Independence Ave SW,
Washington, D.C., USA
Feb 17, 2017 To May 18, 2017


Detail: Dating from the 10th to the 18th century, sculptures of deities, enlightened beings, and teachers from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions reveal the aesthetic connections between Hindu and Buddhist temple sculpture as well as their distinct qualities. Highlights range from a majestic stone image of Shiva Dakshinamurti (Lord of the South) to a fierce gilded bronze of Palden Lhamo, the deity who protects Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. A good place to begin your tour of the gallery would be with Ganesha, the beloved elephant-headed deity, who is the god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles.

Phone No.: 202.633.1000
Fax: 202.357.4911
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/SculptureSouthAsia.asp



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