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The Top 10 Dazzling Golden Buddhist Arts

From the Special Exhibition "Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha" (Tuesday, July 4 - Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the Heiseikan), we've picked some dazzling golden Buddhist arts. Which Buddhist art do you want to see?

 

LIst of entries

1.  Seated Buddha, Sukhothai, 15th century (Sawan Woranayok National Museum, Gift of Phra Sawan Woranayok)
2.  Seated Buddha with Inscription (Luang Pho Nak), Lanna Thai, dated 1476 (National Museum, Bangkok)
3.  Miniature Elephant, Ayutthaya, Early 15th century (Chao Sam Phraya National Museum)
4.  Cula Moungkut (Royal Headdress), Ayutthaya, Early 15th century (Chao Sam Phraya National Museum)
5.  Miniature Stupa, Ayutthaya, Early 15th century (Chao Sam Phraya National Museum)
6.  Main Door Panel of Wat Suthat Thep Wararam, by Rama II, Ratanakosin, 19th century (National Museum, Bangkok)
7.  Buddhist Sutra Cabinet, Biographies of the Buddha design in gold leaf Ratanakosin, 19th century (National Gallery, Bangkok)
8.  Howdah, Ratanakosin, 18th–19th century (National Museum, Bangkok)
9.  Japanese Style Sword with Embossed Gold Mounting, Ratanakosin, 19th century (National Museum, Bangkok)
10.  Reclining Buddha (Nirvana), Ratanakosin, 19th century (Sanne-ji temple, Kanagawa)

 

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1. <i>Seated Buddha</i>
 1. Seated Buddha
2. <i>Seated Buddha with Inscription (Luang Pho Nak)</i>
 2. Seated Buddha with Inscription (Luang Pho Nak)
3. <i>Miniature Elephant</i>
 3. Miniature Elephant
4. <i>Cula Moungkut (Royal Headdress)</i>
 4. Cula Moungkut (Royal Headdress)

 

5. <i>Miniature Stupa</i>
 5. Miniature Stupa
6. <i>Main Door Panel of Wat Suthat Thep Wararam, by Rama II</i>
 6. Main Door Panel of Wat Suthat Thep Wararam, by Rama II
7. <i>Buddhist Sutra Cabinet, Biographies of the Buddha design in gold leaf Ratanakosin</i>
 7. Buddhist Sutra Cabinet, Biographies of the Buddha design in gold leaf Ratanakosin
8. <i>Howdah</i>
 8. Howdah

 

9. <i>Japanese Style Sword with Embossed Gold Mounting</i>
 9. Japanese Style Sword with Embossed Gold Mounting
10. <i>Reclining Buddha (Nirvana)</i>
 10. Reclining Buddha (Nirvana)

 

 

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