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Buddhist Art – at the Met and at The MAAC

A Tibetan Bronze Buddha on Lotus Base

On Friday, the Met will host a free talk: “Annual Distinguished Lecture on the Arts of South and Southeast Asia—Ubiquitous Trees and Serpents: Early Buddhist Art of Southern India”. (6pm, more details here.)

John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, Department of Asian Art, The Met, will:

“Explore the pioneering traditions of early Buddhist art, with a focus on the sculptural and reliquary art of India’s Deccan Plateau from 200 BC to 400 AD, which will be the subject of a major exhibition this fall at The Met.”

You’re also welcome to stop by our galleries, which have many beautiful Buddhist antiques.

Here are just a few:

Various Antiques Showcasing Buddhas

(Clockwise from top left:)

  • Very Large Antique Asian Silver Buddha Bowl, with raised figured of Buddhas with open work relief. (China/Tibet, 1880.)
    [ Alexander’s Antiques | Galleries #43 & 85 | 212.935.9386 | alex@alexantiques.com ]
  • Carved Stone Head of Buddha (China, 19th century)
    [ Sakai Antiques Inc. | Gallery # 1 | 212.486.8900 | rsakai@verizon.net ]
  • Tibetan Bronze Buddha on Lotus Base. (Tibet, 16th century.)
    [ Phoenix Asian Art | Gallery #68 | 718.819.9200 | phoenixasianart@yahoo.com ]
  • Famille Noire Monochrome Vase, with 18 guardians of Buddha, each carrying an identifying implement or object of wonder (China)
     [ Ton Ying & Company | Gallery #87 | 212.751.0134 | info@the-maac.com ]

Visit to see more:  1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street). The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30AM to 6PM, Sunday noon – 6PM.)