Art & Iconography

American Council for Southern Asian Art
The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study and awareness of the art of South and Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asian Monuments
100 slides of monuments in Mainland Southeast Asia (Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), selected from the collection of Marijke J. Klokke.

The Huntington Archive
Website of John Huntington, Professor, Department of History of Art, The Ohio State University.  The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Related Art represents the efforts of over twenty-five years of field documentation photography by John and Susan Huntington, professors of Asian Art History at The Ohio State University. It contains nearly 300,000 original color slides and black and white and color photographs of art and architecture throughout Asia, including India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar (Burma). Works range from approximately 2500 BCE to the present, and documentation includes contemporary religious activities in various parts of Asia. The Archive documents the art and architecture of these countries in situ, as well as works of art found in most major Asian, European, and American museums. This collection contains predominantly Buddhist material, but also includes Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and other works. The Huntington Archive includes the largest photographic archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records that country's artistic heritage.  As such it could be used for scholarly research and classroom teaching.  

Michael W. Meister's Home Page
Michael W. Meister, former Chair of the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania, is a specialist in the art of South Asia. His research focuses on temple architecture, the morphology of meaning, and other aspects of the art of the Indian sub-continent.

The National Museum of India
The National Museum, opened to the public in its current location on December 18, 1960, houses more than 2, 00, 000 works of art, Indian and international, spanning more than five thousand years. Apart from extensive and varied collections from around the world, a major attraction here is the gallery on Buddhist art.  Eighty-four select exhibits are displayed which include the highly revered sacred relics of the Buddha (5th century BC) excavated from Piprawaha in the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh, Thankas, Kapardina Buddha from Ahicchhatra, Buddha's foot-prints from Nagarjunakonda and scenes from his life while at Sarnath. Other sculptures, terracotta figures, and ritual items, from the three principal Buddhist sects - Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana - line the walls, representing Nepal, Tibet, Central Asia, Burma, Java and Cambodia, as well as India. 

Global Hindu Electronic Network Gallery of Hindu Pictures
The Global Hindu Electronic Networks presents an extensive gallery of Hindu pictures and art. This extensive collection is comprised of several thousand categorized images.

WWW Virtual Library-Images of South Asia
Part of the WWW Virtual library, this site contains images of various places, deities, and temples of South Asia.

Images of Temples and Deities
Images of temples and deities from well-known temples of India, and commonly worshipped Hindu Deities.

Goloka
Kangra paintings; thirty seven paintings from the Mewari school dating back to the late 17th-early 18th century, illustrating Jayadeva Goswami's Gita-Govinda; scenes from Rama's exile in the forest from the Ramayana, and others.

Harappa: the Latest Discoveries 1995-98 by

Sacred Visions, Early Paintings from Central Tibet
Curators Steven M. Kossak & Jane Casey Singer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from October 6, 1998 to January 17, 1999 and at the Rietberg Museum, Zurich, Switzerland from February 14 to May 16, 1999.

Early Tibetan Mandalas: The Rossi Collection
Early Tibetan Mandalas: The Rossi Collection has been exhibited in Paris, France, Maastricht, Holland, and most recently in Peaceful Wind Gallery, Santa Fe, NM from Sept. 16 - October 29, 1994. The collection featured 14 fine Tibetan paintings of mandalas dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, from Rossi & Rossi, London.

Mandir: Hindu Temples Reference Center
A listing of temple locations, events, resources, news, photos, art, histories, and articles.

Buddhist Thangka Gallery from the Taeger Collection

Indian Art



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