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Akshobhya, the Transcendent Buddha of the East

Akshobhya is one of the five Transcendent Buddhas of Esoteric Buddhism. He sits on a tasseled throne supported by three crowned elephants, his traditional mounts.

Guardian Protector of the East (Dongfang chiguo tianwang)

Guardians, particularly the four associated with the cardinal directions, play an important role in Buddhism and are most frequently shown within larger groupings of divinities. Here, the Guardian Protector of ... more

Buddha Shakyamuni or Akshobhya, the Buddha of the East

The robust body of this early Tibetan Buddha seems to derive from the art of the North Indian post-Gupta period (seventh to eighth century), while its physiognomy is based on Central Asian prototypes of similar... more

Akshobhya, the Transcendent Buddha of the East

Akshobhya is one of the five Transcendent Buddhas of Esoteric Buddhism. His attribute, the thunderbolt scepter (vajra), is displayed on the cloth frontal of his lion-supported lotus throne. Thakuri period

Folio from a Khavarannama (The Book of the East) of ibn Husam al-Din

The Khavarannama (Book of the East) chronicles the adventures of ‘Ali, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, and champion of Shi’i believers. These stories take a legendary rather than strictly histor... more

"Three Men Before a Castle", Folio from a Khavarannama (The Book of the East) of ibn Husam al-Din

The fifteenth‑century author Maulana Muhammad ibn Husam al‑Din, known as Ibn Husam, wrote the Khavarannama in emulation of the great poet Firdausi’s national Persian epic, the Shahnama. Ibn Husam, however, cent... more

"Amr has the Infidels Thrown into the Sea", Folio from a Khavarannama (The Book of the East) of ibn Husam al-Din

This painting, with its vibrant color palette and lively action, is taken from a manuscript of the Khavarannama (Book of the East), a gathering of tales relating the adventures of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, son-in-law... more

"Abu'l Mihjan and Sa`d ibn Abi Wakkas Before a Ruler", Folio from a Khavarannama (The Book of the East) of ibn Husam al-Din

This manuscript of the legendary exploits of 'Ali, nephew and son-in-law of the Prophet, is illustrated in a style associated with the White Sheep (Aq Qoyunlu) Turkoman dynasty ruling in the western part of Ira... more

Ten Elements for East Window of an Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall

The carved wooden dome, balconies and supports of this architectural ensemble belonged to the gudha-mandapa (meeting and prayer hall) of the Vadi Parshvanatha Jain temple in Patan, Gujarat. The temple was dedi... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: View of Rome from the East

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

The Arch of Septimius Severus Seen from the East

Jan Brueghel the Elder (Netherlandish, Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp)

Old St. Paul's Cathedral, London, seen from the East

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Naues Mercatoriæ Hollandicæ per Indias Occidentales (Dutch East Indiaman)

Dutch East Indiaman; three-masted ship with two banks of guns towed by small boat to right; two three-masted ships at anchor side by side and small boat to left; town on the coast seen in distance Wenceslaus Ho... more

Dutch East Indiaman

Dutch East Indiaman; six men on a raft caulking the planks of hull of vessel in harbour, with carpenters at work on the deck; fully fitted-out ship careened in the water to right, with sailors on a raft treatin... more

Plate with Monogram of the Dutch East India Company

This porcelain dish is emblazoned with the monogram VOC, which stands for the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, the Dutch East India Company. During most of the Edo period (1615–1868), the Dutch were the only... more

The Huis ten Bosch at The Hague and Its Formal Garden (View from the East)

In the garden, two ivy-covered pavilions echo the shape of the central Hall of Orange and the cupola of the house. Classical sculpture and trellis-work obelisks mark the main walkways between the French-inspire... more

South East Corner of Tangier

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

South East Corner of Tangier

From a series of five plates and title-page of Tangier views. The bay of Tangier, with York Castle on the left and Gibraltar and the Spanish coast in the distance; at Tangier; in the foreground, three figures; ... more

Narihira's Journey to the East

The ninth chapter in The Tales of Ise is the most famous passage of the text and one of the most frequently illustrated in Japanese literature. Narihira has lost all will to continue his worldly life in the cap... more