Masterpiece: Standing Brahma and Standing Indra

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Mark Cartwright
by Asian Art Museum
published on 21 June 2016

Brahma and Indra, or Bonten and Taishakuten as they are known in Japanese, were Hindu deities brought into Buddhism as attendants of the Buddha or of bodhisattvas. The Asian Art Museum's Bonten and Taishakuten are the only large-scale, matched Japanese hollow dry lacquer sculptures from the Nara period in a U.S. collection. Even in Japan, sculptures like these are extremely rare and most have been designated as National Treasures or Important
Cultural Properties. For more information: http://www.asianart.org/collections/brahma-and-indra

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Museum, A. A. (2016, June 21). Masterpiece: Standing Brahma and Standing Indra. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/908/

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Museum, Asian A. "Masterpiece: Standing Brahma and Standing Indra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 21, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/video/908/.

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Museum, Asian A. "Masterpiece: Standing Brahma and Standing Indra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Jun 2016. Web. 08 Dec 2019.

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