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    Enter the Mandala

    Enter the Mandala
    March 14–October 26, 2014

    Mandalas are maps of Buddhist visionary worlds. For practitioners of meditation, mandalas are not just beautiful images to view, but worlds to enter. In this exhibition, fourteenth-century paintings transformed an open gallery space into an architectural mandala, a chance to literally “enter the mandala” to explore places in the cosmos—and perhaps ourselves—that might otherwise remain invisible.

    For more information about this exhibition, visit http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions_index/enter-the-mandala.

    Place of Origin: China
    Date Made: 1200-1300
    Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
    Materials: Slit-silk tapestry (kesi)
    Object Number: 1992.59
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1000-1100
    Materials: Basalt
    Object Number: B60S86+
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1600-1700
    Materials: Ink and colors on cotton
    Object Number: B62D31
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1200-1300
    Historical Period: Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
    Materials: Colors on cotton
    Object Number: 1991.2
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1275-1350
    Materials: Colors on cloth
    Object Number: 1991.3
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: approx. 1275-1350
    Materials: Colors on cotton
    Object Number: 1991.1
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1100-1200
    Materials: Colors on cotton
    Object Number: 1992.58
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1400-1425
    Materials: Lead-tin alloy with traces of gilding
    Object Number: 2010.512
    Place of Origin: Myanmar (Burma)
    Date Made: approx. 1050-1100
    Materials: Terra-cotta
    Object Number: 2010.508
    Place of Origin: Myanmar (Burma)
    Date Made: approx. 1100
    Materials: Terra-cotta
    Object Number: 2011.49
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: perhaps 900-1000
    Materials: Bronze
    Object Number: 2010.548
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: 1000-1200
    Materials: Stone
    Object Number: 2010.330
    Place of Origin: Cambodia or Northeastern Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1125-1175
    Materials: Bronze
    Object Number: 2010.342
    Place of Origin: Japan
    Date Made: 1300-1400
    Historical Period: Muromachi period (1392-1573)
    Materials: Ink, colors and gold on silk
    Object Number: B61D11+
    Place of Origin: Nepal
    Date Made: 1700-1800
    Materials: Gilded copper
    Object Number: B60B212