Awakening: Art of Buddhism
|AWAKENING: ART OF BUDDHISM |
From 2 December 2016 - 1 October 2017
Galleries 20 & 21
Awakening is a testimony to the extraordinary traditions of Buddhist art found throughout Asia and presents works of art from the three great schools of southern Theravada, northern Mahayana and Tantric Vajrayana Buddhism, including works of art from the Gallerys collection and works held in private collections that have never before been seen in Adelaide.
detail: Japan, Sho Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva), 12th century, Kyoto or Nara, cypress (hinoki), traces of lacquer and pigments, 98.0 cm (height including pedestal); M.J.M. Carter AO Collection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016 20164S23 [detail head]