Vibrant, Cacophonous Buddhism
A groundbreaking show at the Metropolitan Museum displays, among other treasures from India, works of Buddhist art that bear the mark of ancient animist cults that long preceded the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.
Tree and Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE
an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 21–November 13, 2023; and the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, December 22, 2023–April 14, 2024
September 21, 2023 issue