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    Bodhisattvas: Awakening Beings in Himalayan Paintings

    Bodhisattvas: Awakening Beings in Himalayan Paintings
    Himalayan gallery (Gallery 12)
    Nov. 17, 2015 – Aug. 7, 2016

    Bodhisattvas are Buddhist practitioners who have vowed to postpone enlightenment (nirvana) until they have saved all other beings from the suffering of cyclic existence (samsara). This exhibition explores the many forms that bodhisattvas take in Himalayan art, as well as the different roles they play in the process of realizing enlightenment. From compassionate Avalokiteshvara to fierce Vajrapani, discover how these many-formed beings help Buddhist practitioners overcome obstacles and achieve enlightenment.

    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Materials: Colors on paper with brocade and wood
    Object Number: B72D63
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Materials: Colors on paper and Inlaid wood
    Object Number: B72D61
    Place of Origin: China
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Materials: Ink and colors on cotton
    Object Number: B72D44
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1700-1800
    Materials: Colors on cotton
    Object Number: B60D43
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Materials: Colors on cotton
    Object Number: 1988.34
    Place of Origin: Nepal
    Date Made: approx. 1600-1700
    Materials: Ink on paper
    Object Number: 1994.20.1
    Place of Origin: Tibet
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Materials: Ink and colors on cotton
    Object Number: 2004.90
    Artist: Tsherin Sherpa
    Date Made: 2008
    Materials: Ink and colors on cotton
    Object Number: 2016.305