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Crowned Buddha Seated in Meditation and Sheltered by Muchilinda
Cambodia
Angkor period (802-1431), Angkor Wat style, possibly 12th century
copper alloy with recent covering of black and gold lacquer and gold leaf
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Dancing Gods, Dynamic Visions
by Fred Stern


"Images of the Divine: South and Southeast Asian Sculpture from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection," July 1, 2005-Jan. 8, 2006, at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021

They stand here as if forever. Fifty sculptures in stone, schist, copper, silver and gold, from South and Southeast Asia. Their features undergo change from region to region, from country to country, even from workshop to workshop, as craftsmen imprint Buddhist and Hindu gods and goddesses with the features of local inhabitants and the idiosyncrasies of local traditions.

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