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  • TheNationalMuseumwillsoonbeshowcasing

    an exhibition called Buddhist Art of India, in

    collaborationwithIndianMuseumKolkata.Thethexhibitionwillbeopenedon30 October,2015

    thandwillbeondisplayuntil30 November,2015.

    AfterahugesuccessatShanghaiMuseum,Tokyo

    National Museum and Asian Civilizations

    Museum, Singapore, Indian Museum, Kolkata,

    the oldest aswell as the largest of its kind in

    SouthAsia, this landmarkexhibitionon Indian

    Buddhist Art is being held here at National

    Museum,NewDelhi.

    Buddhism has i t s roots in the Ind ian

    subcontinentandIndianBuddhistartisknown

    for its rich and diverse form of sculpture,

    paintings, and symbols. From its homeland of

    India, Buddhist art travelled to other parts of

    Asia and theworld, adapting to local styles in

    eachnewculture.

    Life scenes of the Buddha

    thSarnath, ca. 5 century C.E.Sarnath, Uttar PradeshSand Stone92x32x11cmIndian Museum, KolkataAcc. No. S3/A2509

    DatesandVenue:30thOctober,2015till30thNovenmer,2015ExhibitionHall1FirstFloor

    BUDDHISTARTOFINDIA

  • The masterpieces on show in this exhibition provide a

    glimpseintotheinspiringlifestoryoftheGreatBuddhaand

    thedevelopmentofBuddhistart.Theexhibitionshowcases

    91 objects including sculptures, manuscripts and ritual

    objectsrelatedtothelifeofBuddhaandBuddhism.

    Bodhisattva headGandhara, ca. 2 century C.E.Near Peshawar (North-West part of undivided India)Stucco,15.1x10.2x13 cm.Indian Museum, KolkataAcc. No. P9/A23303

    Thisexhibition,withexclusiveobjectsfromthecollection

    of Indian Museum, invites visitor to see three sections

    basedonthedifferentstagesofdevelopmentofBuddhism.

    Initiating with the life of the Buddha, the story further

    proceedstotheformationofdoctrineanditsdevelopment

    throughtheagesandinallytheexpansionbycrossingthe

    geographicalboundary.

    AvalokitesvaraPala period, ca. 11 /12 century C.E.Chowrapara, RajshahiBasalt,112x56x15cm.Indian Museum, KolkataAcc. No. 9015/A25200

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