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Rare surviving objects from early India and farther west discovered in Southeast Asia served as prestige goods for local rulers, evincing their power to attract from afar. | Footed Dish with Equestrian Hunting Scene, ca. 8th century. Central Vietnam. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1999 (1999.261) #LostKingdoms

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Line drawing of Ganesha, My son temple group E, showing the arms complete with attributes #LostKingdoms

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Ganesha, 7th century. Southern Cambodia. Lent by National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh (Ka.1588) | It is evident from this Khmer example that by the seventh century Zhenla artists had developed a specific style for this most enigmatic of deities that transcended the Gupta models on which it was based. #LostKingdoms

Ganesha | The Metropolitan Museum of Art