Four Buddhas at the American Museum of Natural History



A conversation at the American Museum of Natural History between Dr. Laurel Kendall, Curator, Asian Ethnographic Collections and Dr. Monique Scott, Assistant Director of Cultural Education in front of four Buddhist sculptures: Seated Gautama Buddha, 18th Century, cast brass, gilt (Thailand) Gandharan Seated Buddha with Double Halo, attributed to the 3rd Century, green-gray schist (Pakistan) Jizo, Kshitigarbha, Dhyani-Bodhisattao, 19th Century, wood, gold (Japan) Budai (Ho t’ai)/Maitreya, The Laughing Buddha, c. 1900, metal (China). Produced by Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker for Smarthistory at Khan Academy. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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