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Academic Info: Buddhist art resources
Links to many relevant sites on Buddhist art
Slideshow of the Buddhas, compiled by the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
Buddhist Art and Architecture
Maintained by the Buddha Dharma Education Association, this site showcases a number of sites such as Borododur and Sanchi and also looks at Tibetan art, mandalas etc.
Buddhist Art and the Trade Routes
Online exhibition from the Asia Society Museum (New York). Requires Flash Player
- Gandhara: Buddhist Ritual Art Objects and Sculpture Although this is a commercial site for the acquisition of Ganharan and South-east Asian art and sculpture, it contains a good selection of images
Himalayan Art Resources
A virtual exhibition bringing together images of Himalayan art from around the world. It includes paintings, sculpture, block prints and murals with descriptions.
Huntingdon Archive (Ohio State University)
Includes 2,500 images, essays, guide to photo documentation, Buddhist art of China, on-line exhibitions and the Rezk Collection of Tibetan Art. Sub-collections include:
International Dunhuang Project
Maintained by the British Library, this project makes available over 100,000 images of manuscripts, paintings and other artefacts from Dunhuang and other Silk Road sites.
Manas: Culture, architecture of India; Buddhist architecture
Describes the distinctive stupa style architecture from Asoka in 255 B.C. to the Mahayana Buddhist cave structures in the 13 -15th centuries.
Nara National Museum (Japan)
Japanese language website focussing on Buddhist art and antiquities, including excellent images of over 160 artworks from the Museum’s collection
Shrines and Temples of Japan and Buddhist Sculpture of Japan
Photographs of nearly 300, mainly Shinto and Buddhist shrines, temples and sculptures
Tibetan Book of the Dead
Literature and artwork on prayer, ritual, and meditation from the religious traditions of Tibet, India, and Nepal, maintained at the University of Virginia.
Online exhibition from the Museum of Anthropology (University of Michgan) with over 70 images of Tibetan Tankas.
World Heritage: Seokguram
Site devoted to classical Buddhist sculpture in Korea, including many colour images Korean stone Buddha figures
Xia Jing Shan's online resources
Open access online magazines and catalogues from Xia Jing Shan's foundation in Taiwan.