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Utagawa Kunisada - With an umbrella in the snow
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Utagawa Kunisada - L'attore Kabuki Iwai Kumesaburo II
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Cup with spout
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Cup with ibex
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Akshobya
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Box for paper and documents
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Candlestick base
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Safavid tile
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Commentary on the 40 Traditions
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Fragment of Prabhamandala
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Ushnishavijaya
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Stupa with cosmic Buddhas
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Mamluk Ampoule
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Prajñaparamita manuscript with double cover
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Winter landscape at a watercourse
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Tamon-Ten
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Akshobhya the Buddha of the eastern direction
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Mirror box
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Inro with Tokaido stations
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glass thu
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Hu vase with painted decoration
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Urn for the soul (Hunping)
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Reclining Buddha in Parinirvana
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Utagawa Toyokuni I - Fox dance
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Architectural fragment with Shiva and a Vyala
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Anthropomorphic neck jar
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Civil servant on high pedestal
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Jnana Dakshinamurti
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Head of Vishnu
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Shalabhanjika
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destroy
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Worship of Krishna
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Head of a bearded man (Silenus or Atlas)
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Buddha and ascetic
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The defeat of Mara
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Shakyamuni Buddha on the throne of lions
Utagawa Kunisada - With an umbrella in the snow
Utagawa Kunisada - L'attore Kabuki Iwai Kumesaburo II
Cup with spout
Cup with ibex
Akshobya
Box for paper and documents
Candlestick base
Safavid tile
Commentary on the 40 Traditions
Fragment of Prabhamandala
Ushnishavijaya
Stupa with cosmic Buddhas
Mamluk Ampoule
Prajñaparamita manuscript with double cover
Winter landscape at a watercourse
Tamon-Ten
Akshobhya the Buddha of the eastern direction
Mirror box
Inro with Tokaido stations
glass thu
Hu vase with painted decoration
Urn for the soul (Hunping)
Reclining Buddha in Parinirvana
Utagawa Toyokuni I - Fox dance
Architectural fragment with Shiva and a Vyala
Anthropomorphic neck jar
Civil servant on high pedestal
Jnana Dakshinamurti
Head of Vishnu
Shalabhanjika
destroy
Worship of Krishna
Head of a bearded man (Silenus or Atlas)
Buddha and ascetic
The defeat of Mara
Shakyamuni Buddha on the throne of lions

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Description

Relief fragment representing the assault of Mara's army; the panel is bordered on the sides by two semi-columns with a Gandharic-Corinthian capital; at the top, the relief has a frame with a motif of winged dragons following one another. In the narrative panel below, the Buddha sits in Padmasana on a low throne, surrounded by the demons of the army. The hair is gathered on the top of the head to form the ushnisha; the left hand holds a hem of the monk's robe and the right is turned down to invoke the earth as a witness of its right to attain enlightenment, in the gesture of bhumisparshamudra. To the left of the Buddha in the foreground is Mara, with a cloak, turban and voluminous cylindrical earrings, in the act of extracting a large sword from its sheath. The demons of the army, arranged on three sides, are equipped with mustaches and wear a diamond-shaped armor; at the foot of the throne are three demons defeated and crushed to the ground.

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