Some historic Buddhist artifacts
My last post mentioned a travelling show of Buddhist artifacts, this one will offer a few images from the Glenbow museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
There is much more to see than these few images, and the Glenbow also offers insight into Alberta and Canadian history, so well worth a visit.
This is an image of a walking Buddha from Sukothai Thailand from the 14th or 15th century. The Sukothai kingdom flourished between 1250 – 1450 A.D. in what is now known as Thailand.
This statue of a Bodhisattva is from the Western region of Tibet, and is from the 11th or 12th century. Bodhisattva means Buddha to be.
This statue of The Buddha is from the Gupta period in India, approximately the 5th century A.D.
Mahachakra Vajrapani, one of the protectors of Lhasa the holy city in Tibet. There is some question where this image was created, as the style could be from Mongolia, Tibet or China in the 18th century.
A Jodo Shinshu Buddhist shrine from Kyoto Japan. This was crafted in the 1930s.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures, and one day get a chance to see them in person.