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Altarpiece with Tripura, dated 1620 Nepal, Copper with vermilion powder in. cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation

Miniature Stupas, 6th century. Central Myanmar. Lent by National Museum of Myanmar, Yangon (1619 [left], 1620 [right]) | Cylindrical stupa models were widely favored as containers for sutras (sacred texts) in both South and East Asia and likely served the same function in a Pyu Buddhist setting. #LostKingdoms

Miniature Stupas, 6th century. Central Myanmar. Lent by National Museum of Myanmar, Yangon (1619 [left], 1620 [right]) | Cylindrical stupa models were widely favored as containers for sutras (sacred texts) in both South and East Asia and likely served the same function in a Pyu Buddhist setting. #LostKingdoms

The cult of the bodhisattva, including the messianic Maitreya Buddha of the future, attracted a strong following from the seventh century onward in Southeast Asia. | Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, late 7th century. Central Myanmar. Lent by National Museum of Myanmar, Yangon (1650) #LostKingdoms

The cult of the bodhisattva, including the messianic Maitreya Buddha of the future, attracted a strong following from the seventh century onward in Southeast Asia. | Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, late 7th century. Central Myanmar. Lent by National Museum of Myanmar, Yangon (1650) #LostKingdoms

During the late 8th C. a new expression of the savior bodhisattva appeared in S.E. Asia, inspired by developments of esoteric forms of Buddhism in India. Protectress Mahapratisara, 9th C.. Western Indonesia.

During the late 8th C. a new expression of the savior bodhisattva appeared in S.E. Asia, inspired by developments of esoteric forms of Buddhism in India. Protectress Mahapratisara, 9th C.. Western Indonesia.

Pensive Bodhisattva- Three Kingdoms period(57BC-AD 668) Mid 7th cent. From Korea for a change!!! Love that.

Pensive Bodhisattva- Three Kingdoms period(57BC-AD 668) Mid 7th cent. From Korea for a change!!! Love that.

Enthroned Buddha Preaching, second half of the 6th century. Central Thailand. Lent by Jeff Soref | This miniature icon of the Buddha seated in bhadrasana and expounding the dharma is among the earliest known renderings of the subject from the Mon territories. #LostKingdoms

Enthroned Buddha Preaching, second half of the 6th century. Central Thailand. Lent by Jeff Soref | This miniature icon of the Buddha seated in bhadrasana and expounding the dharma is among the earliest known renderings of the subject from the Mon territories. #LostKingdoms

Seated Amitayus, 17th–18th century. Mongolia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Steven Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1992 (1992.193.1) | This work is featured in our “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” exhibition, on view through June 14, 2015 #SacredTraditions #AsianArt100

Seated Amitayus, 17th–18th century. Mongolia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Steven Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1992 (1992.193.1) | This work is featured in our “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” exhibition, on view through June 14, 2015 #SacredTraditions #AsianArt100

Brahmarupa Mahakala, 17th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2007 (2007.1) | This work is featured in our “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” exhibition, on view through June 14, 2015 #SacredTraditions #AsianArt100

Brahmarupa Mahakala, 17th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2007 (2007.1) | This work is featured in our “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” exhibition, on view through June 14, 2015 #SacredTraditions #AsianArt100

Buddha Riding a Peacock" to "Buddha, possibly Amitabha (Amituo), on a Peacock    Period:      Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Buddha Riding a Peacock" to "Buddha, possibly Amitabha (Amituo), on a Peacock Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

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