Docent-Led Tour of Sculptures of South Asia and the Himalayas
Dating from the 10th to the 18th century, sculptures of deities, enlightened beings, and teachers from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions reveal the aesthetic connections between Hindu and Buddhist temple sculptures as well as their distinctive qualities. Highlights range from a majestic stone image of Shiva Dakshinamurti (Lord of the South) to a fierce gilded bronze of Palden Lhamo, the deity who protects Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.
We will begin our tour of the gallery with Ganesha, the beloved elephant-headed deity, who is the god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles.
When: Sunday, 03/26/17 at 10:15am - 11:15am | iCal
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560
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