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Buddhism across Asia Gallery

IMAGES and Sacred Texts – Buddhism across Asia, an exhibition of sacred texts, painted scrolls and sculptures from Sri Lanka to Japan, is on display at the British Museum until April 3, 2011.

The exhibition features depictions of the ‘three gems’ from across Asia. The ‘three gems’ consist of the Buddha himself, his teachings (dharma), and the Buddhist community (sangha).

Roll your mouse over the left and right-hand sides of the image and then click to view more pictures.

PreviousNext Standing monk. Burma, 1800-1900. This young monk with his shaven head has the only personal possessions allowed in monastic life: simple robes and a begging bowl. Copyright The Trustees of the British Museum. 2 of 5


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