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【奈良・室生寺/伝・釈迦如来立像(9世紀末)】金堂の本尊、像高237.7cm。台座と光背は当初のものが残る。光背や、周囲に十二神将が配置されることから、当初は薬師如来だったのではないかと言われている。 #仏像

美しい日本の仏像 on

釈迦如来立像-syakanyorairyuuzou-(zaakya) It is considered that the 釈迦如来(shakanyorai) is the only Buddha in the world. 釈迦如来 is the way of call which respects ゴータマ・シッダッタ(Gotama Siddhattha) as the Buddha. 釈迦如来=釈迦牟尼仏 室生寺(murouji) DARK ONES, DARK WARRIORS

Journey of the Prophet Muhammad; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425. Here, the Prophet, perched atop the exaggerated hump of this dromedary, dominates the composition.  (www.metmuseum.org).

Journey of the Prophet Muhammad; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca.


Orthodox Christian Icons

Image of Edessa / Icon Made Without Hands / Mandylion - *the* prototypical icon, the original having been imprinted during Christ's own lifetime. This particular version is by the hand of Simon Ushakov, century Russian iconographer.

Middle Eastern Art, Islamic Patterns, Turkish Art, Islamic Calligraphy, Islamic Art, Arabesque, Sufi, Manish, Illuminated Manuscript

Art by Harry Clarke (1920).

"The Years at the Spring" frontispiece - Harry Clarke (I love this thin, fluid style and color!


Chhinnamasta Sanskrit for “She who is headless”, Chhinnamasta is one of the Mahavidyas, ten Tantric goddesses and a ferocious aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother. Chhinnamasta can be easily.

"It was clearly no ordinary collected poems of Ghalib. Saeeda Bai could not resist opening it. She turned the pages. The book contained a few words of introduction and an essay by the artist Chughtai, the entire collected Urdu poems of the great Ghalib, a group of plates of the most beautiful paintings in the Persian style (each illustrating a line or two of Ghalib's poetry), and some text in English."

One of the greatest passions of my life is poetry. There is something beautiful about poetry that transcends time, feelings and moments …