Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism and Its Sculpture

"Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism and Its Sculpture"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 12  September 5, 2017 (Tue) - October 15, 2017 (Sun)

  
Seated Usnisavijaya, China, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

The Tokyo National Museum collection includes Tibetan Buddhist sculptures as well as numerous related objects created around Beijing in the Qing dynasty. From among these, the most distinctive artworks have been selected for this Thematic Exhibition in order to explore the rich world of Tibetan Buddhism and its influences.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Sarvanivaranaviskambhi (One of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas), China,  Qing dynasty, 18th century
Seated Usnisavijaya, China, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century
Standing Cakrasamvara with Consort,15th–16th century (Gift of Mr. Hattori Shichibei)
Standing Mahakala with Six Arms, China, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century
Seated Yellow Jambhala, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
Standing Vajrabhairava with Consort, China, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century, Gift of Ms. Azuma Fusako

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