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Figure of a Horse

Figure of a Horse

Period: Tang dynasty (618-907)
Date: late 7th-first half of the 8th century
Culture: China
Medium: Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze and pigment Dimensions: H. 29 3/4 in. (75.6 cm)
Classification: Tomb Pottery
Credit Line: Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number: 1991.253.12

Guardian Lions, Northern Qi Dynasty

Pair of Guardian Lions

Period: Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)
Date: mid-6th century
Culture: China
Medium: Limestone
Dimensions: H. 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); D. 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number: 30.66.2

The Spread of Buddhism, 500BCE to Present

Recommended Grade Levels: 6th-7th grade
Supplies Needed: 1 3D printer, 1 spool of PLA plastic filament
Preparation time: 12 hours
Lesson duration: 2 hours

Description: From its beginnings in India to being known the world over, Buddhism has redefined religion and what it means to be "enlightened". Track the story of how Siddhartha Gautama's followers took his teachings and turned it into a complex, thorough understanding of humanity's relationship with the physical and spiritual worlds.

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