Buddhist artefacts@the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

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Buddhist artefacts@the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Postby zavk » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:23 am

Dear friends,

I'm currently in Singapore visiting my folks. I visited the Asian Civilisations Museum yesterday and snapped many photos of Buddhist artefacts from South East Asia, China and South Asia. Most of these artefacts are from the 8th-15th centuries, if I remember correctly. A few are more recent.

As flash photography wasn't permitted, I had to work with a high exposure. So many of the photos are rather grainy and some are out of focus. But I hope you like them.

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Thai and Burmese Buddhas

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First Sermon

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Thai and Khmer Buddhas

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Thai Buddha

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Another Thai Buddha

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Yet another Thai Buddha

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Buddha with Nagas (Khmer I think)

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Khmer artefacts

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Buddhapada (Thai I think)

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Buddhapada

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Dhammachakra in the middle of Buddhapada and other auspicious symbols

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Buddhist with first four disciples (Burmese)

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Burmese artefacts

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More Burmese artefacts

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Burmese kammavaca (excepts from the Vinaya I think)

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Burmese kammavaca

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Burmese scroll painting

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Vietnamese Avalokiteshvara

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Vietnamese Guanyin

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Vietnamese monk and Guanyin

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Vietnamese monk

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Chinese Avalokiteshvara

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Chinese Buddha

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Chinese seated Guanyin

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Guanyin and other Chinese deities

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Indian Buddha

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Emaciated Gotama

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Life of Buddha

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Crowned Buddha (Indian or Tibetan)

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Sri Lankan artefacts

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Tibetan vajras

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Tibetan artefacts

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Tibetan scrolls

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Rupas on display in restaurant
With metta,
zavk
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Re: Buddhist artefacts@the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:32 am

Greetings zavk,

Very cool, thanks!

Hope you're having a good time.

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Re: Buddhist artefacts@the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Postby appicchato » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:20 am

Very nice zavk...

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Re: Buddhist artefacts@the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:58 am

Thank you Zavk for sharing!
Metta

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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Buddhist artefacts@the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:07 am

that indian buddha is interesting
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Re: Buddhist artefacts@the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Postby clw_uk » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:45 pm

Thanks for these
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