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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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Seated Amitāyus, the Buddha of Eternal Life
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 246
Although this sculpture was acquired by a previous owner in eastern Java, it may have been made in the small western Burmese kingdom of Arakan, whose early sculptures show close affinities with those of eastern India.
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