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Thousands of years of trade and invasion brought Buddhist monks into contact with merchants and nomadic peoples in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. This short video, produced in conjunction with the exhibition Buddhism along the Silk Road: 5th–8th Century, shows how these interactions occurred.
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Standing Four-Armed Male Deity
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The Divine Sage Agastya is considered a manifestation of Shiva. It is possible that this figure represents Shiva as the Divine Teacher and Great Ascetic. The figure was found with a linga (1988.393).
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