All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        9-12

        Permitted Use

        Stream Only


        Part of WGBH
        0 Favorites
        33 Views

        Standing Bodhisattva

        This article from the WGBH program Sister Wendy: "American Collection" discusses the statue, Standing Bodhisattva, which depicts a saint who has passed through the 10 degrees of perfection necessary to achieve nirvana but elects to stay on earth and relieve the suffering of less enlightened others. The blending of Western and Eastern cultures is evident in this bodhisattva, attired in the clothes of an Indian prince but with the body, hair, and facial features of classical Hellenistic statues. Kimbell Art Museum, Pakistan, Gandhara region, 1st-2nd century A.D.

        Contributor:
        Funder:
        Producer:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now