Sign up for our mailing list

Ancient Religions

The Ancient Religions collection at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery traces the development of the ancient Indian religions and their rapid spread through Asia. The art that gave expression to the ideas of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism is presented. The shifting images of deities can be witnessed in the art of Gandhara, China, and Southeast Asia displayed here.

 

Relief of Buddha’s descent from the Trayastrimsha Heaven

Relief of Buddha’s descent from the Trayastrimsha Heaven. Gandhara, 3rd or 4th century. Schist