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Very Special Statue of Dorje Yudronma, protector of Buddhism, Bhutan, 1800-1900, silver, turquoise, cold gold, pigments. The drum is made of gilt metal & glass. Lent by Norbugang Zimgong Lhakhang, Punakha, Bhutan.

Very Special Statue of Dorje Yudronma, protector of Buddhism, Bhutan, 1800-1900, silver, turquoise, cold gold, pigments. The drum is made of gilt metal & glass. Lent by Norbugang Zimgong Lhakhang, Punakha, Bhutan.

18th century, Bhutan, buddha Akshobhya, parcel-gilt silver alloy, cold gold on face, turquoise inlay, pigment, photo by Shuzo Uemoto, on exhibition at the Rietberg Museum

18th century, Bhutan, buddha Akshobhya, parcel-gilt silver alloy, cold gold on face, turquoise inlay, pigment, photo by Shuzo Uemoto, on exhibition at the Rietberg Museum

Seated Amitayus Date: 17th–18th century Culture: Mongolia Medium: Gilt bronze

Seated Amitayus Date: 17th–18th century Culture: Mongolia Medium: Gilt bronze

Buddha Sakyamuni, 12th–13th century. Central Tibet. Brass with color pigments.

Buddha Sakyamuni, 12th–13th century. Central Tibet. Brass with color pigments.

Bodhisattva Kwan Yin (Avalokiteshvara), 19th–20th century, single-woodblock carving of willow wood with traces of pigment, China.

Bodhisattva Kwan Yin (Avalokiteshvara), 19th–20th century, single-woodblock carving of willow wood with traces of pigment, China.

Cast for Eternity: Bronze Masterworks from India and the Himalayas Rakta-Yamari Tibet 15th century Gilt copper, silver, iron, turquoise, lapis lazuli and painted details H. 23.8 W. 18.0 D. 12.6 Collection J. P. H. Y., Belgium

Cast for Eternity: Bronze Masterworks from India and the Himalayas Rakta-Yamari Tibet 15th century Gilt copper, silver, iron, turquoise, lapis lazuli and painted details H. 23.8 W. 18.0 D. 12.6 Collection J. P. H. Y., Belgium

Seated Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Infinite Compassion Date: 17th century Culture: Tibet or Mongolia Medium: Gilt copper alloy

Seated Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Infinite Compassion Date: 17th century Culture: Tibet or Mongolia Medium: Gilt copper alloy

Tibetan Buddhist Statue of Guru Rinpoche, 14th century,  W. Tibet or Ladakh

Tibetan Buddhist Statue of Guru Rinpoche, 14th century, W. Tibet or Ladakh

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka of Mandala of the Forms of Manjushri, Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom, late 14th century, Tibet.

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka of Mandala of the Forms of Manjushri, Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom, late 14th century, Tibet.

Clay Votive Plaque (Tsa Tsa) with a Stupa, 10th–11th century. Tibet.  The stupa is symbolic of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and is similar to those of north India. The “ye dharma”  inscription in the background states the essence of the Buddha’s teachings.

Clay Votive Plaque (Tsa Tsa) with a Stupa, 10th–11th century. Tibet. The stupa is symbolic of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and is similar to those of north India. The “ye dharma” inscription in the background states the essence of the Buddha’s teachings.

Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death, early 18th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest, 1969 (69.71) | Yamantaka is a violent aspect of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, who assumes this form to vanquish Yama, the god of death. #Halloween

Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death, early 18th century. Tibet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest, 1969 (69.71) | Yamantaka is a violent aspect of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, who assumes this form to vanquish Yama, the god of death. #Halloween

A FINELY CAST GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS, THE BUDDHA OF ETERNAL LIFE, MING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD.

A FINELY CAST GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS, THE BUDDHA OF ETERNAL LIFE, MING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD.

Panjara Mahakala, late 14th–early 15th century  Tibet  Steatite with color and gilding

Panjara Mahakala, late 14th–early 15th century Tibet Steatite with color and gilding