ASIAN ICONOGRAPHY


Gods and myths
Antiquities and revivals
Literature
  Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu
    Bidpai
    Al-Hariri, Maqamat
    Firdausi, Shahnameh
      Cycles
      Individual scenes
    Miscellaneous
  Sanskrit
  Chinese
  Japanese
Magic and Science
  Landscape
    With travellers
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    With people in boats
    With no people visible
  Gardens
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    Bamboo
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    Cherry
    Chrysanthemum
    Grapevine
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    Narcissus
    Orchid
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    Poppy
    Rose
    Miscellaneous
  Animals
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    Cattle and buffaloes
    Deer
    Elephants
    Horses
    Lions and tigers
    Monkeys
    Squirrels
    Miscellaneous
  Birds
    Cranes and egrets
    Ducks
    Hawks (including eagles)
    Mynah birds (grackles)
    Pheasants
    Poultry
    Miscellaneous
  Snakes
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  Writing and calligraphy
  Technology
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Secular Iconography
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    Turkey
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    Central Asia
    India
      Mughal Emperors
        Akbar
        Jahangir
        Shah Jahan
        Aurangzeb
        Miscellaneous
      Sultans and Rajas
      Miscellaneous
    China
      Kublai
      Taizu
      Yongzheng
      Qianlong
      Miscellaneous
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  Female, miscellaneous
  Male, miscellaneous
History
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  Iranian—see ASIAN LITERATURE, Shahnameh
  Indian
  Chinese
  Japanese
Social Life
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    Miscellaneous
    Ragamala
      Asavari Ragini
      Bhairava Raga
      Devandhar Ragini
      Gauri Ragini
      Kedara Ragini
      Lalit Ragini
      Sri Raga
      Todi Ragini
      Vilavali Ragini
      Miscellaneous
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  Bath
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  Love-making
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  Miscellaneous
Ornament
  Nineteenth- and twentieth-century art
Religions
  Buddhism
    The lives of the Buddha
      Cycles, previous lives, infancy
        Cycles
        Dipankara-Jataka
        Mahila-Mukha Jataka
        Chaddanta-Jataka
        Jataka of the dove
        Syama-Jataka
        Visvantara-Jataka
        Queen Maya's dream
        The Bodhisattva in the Tushita heaven
        Birth of the Bodhisattva
        Bath of the Bodhisattva
        Birth of Kanthaka and Chandaka
        The return from the Lumbini garden
        Horoscope of the Bodhisattva
        The writing lesson
      Adolescence to enlightenment
        The marriage of Siddhartha and Yashodara
        The luxury of prince Siddhartha
        Prince Siddhartha's martial feats
        The slaying of the elephant
        The first meditation
        The sleep of the women
        The flight from Kapilavastu
        The exchange of clothes
        Kanthaka and Chandaka leave the Bodhisattva
        The emaciated Bodhisattva
        The offer of grass
        Homage of the Naga Kalika
        The approach to the Bodhi tree
        The attack of Mara
        The temptation
      After the enlightenment
        The offer of the four bowls
        The offering of the two merchants
        The offer of honey by monkeys
        The offer of the garment of rags
        The invitation to preach
        The sermon in the deer park
        The entry into Rajagriha
        Indra visits the Buddha
        Conversion of Atavika
        The delivery of Jyotishka
        The barking of the white dog
        The offering of dust
        The conversion of Angulimala
        Submission of the Naga Apalala
        The Naga Elapatra
        The conversion of Kashyapa
        The story of Ananda
        The nursling of the dead woman
        The ordination of Nanda
        A bull licks the Buddha's feet
        The miracle of Sravasti
        Makandika offers his daughter
        Offer of Amrapali's mango grove
        The invitation of Srigupta
        Devadatta's attempts to kill the Buddha
        Mahaparinirvana (the death of the Buddha)
        The Buddha's coffin
        The cremation of the Buddha
        The guarding of the relics
        Distribution of the relics
        Transportation of the relics
      Unidentified scenes
    Devotional images
      The Buddha teaching
      Adoration of the Buddha (in human form)
      Adoration of the Buddha (in symbolic form)
      The Buddha's footprint
      Standing Buddha
      Seated Buddha
      Buddha heads
      Adi-Buddha
        Vajradhara
        Vajrasattva
      Buddhas (other than Sakyamuni)
        Akshobhya
        Amitabha
        Amitayus
        Bhaisajyaguru
        Maitreya
        Padmasambhava
        Vairocana
        Miscellaneous
      Bodhisattvas  
        Avalokiteshvara
        Guanyin
        Ksitigarbha
        Manjushri
        Manjuvara
        Samantabhadra
        Vajrapani
        Miscellaneous
      Deities
        Chakrasamvara—see Samvara
        Hariti and Panchika
        Hayagriva
        Hevajra
        Jambhala
        Kalachakra
        Kurukulla
        Lokapalas
        Mahakala
        Palden Lhamo
        Prajnaparamita
        Samvara
        Shri Devi
        Simhavaktra
        Tara
        Ushnishavijaya
        Vaishravana—see Jambhala
        Vajradhara—see Adi-Buddha
        Vajrasattva—see Adi-Buddha
        Vajrakila
        Vajravidarana
        Vighnantaka
        Yakshas and Yakshis
        Yama
        Yamantaka
        Miscellaneous
      Heaven
      Disciples of the Buddha, yogis, monks etc.
        Arhats (Lohan, Rakan)
        Bodhidharma
        Mahasiddhas
          Kukkuripa
          Virupa
          Miscellaneous
        Milarepa
        Lamas
        Monks and abbots
      Devotional objects
      Miniature stupas
      Religious objects
      Animals and monsters
        Nagis and Nagas
        Garuda abducting Nagis/Nagas
        Lion riders
        Half-animal, half-human figures
        Miscellaneous
      Miscellanea
        Unidentified human heads
        Miscellaneous human figures
        Comparative material
        Fragments of human figures
        Inscriptions
        Hugo Buchthal notes/correspondence
        Miscellaneous
        Stupas
          Sanchi
          Bharhut
          Amaravati
  Hinduism
    Epics
      Bhagavata Purana
      Mahabharata
      Ramayana
    Deities
      Groups
      Individual
        Apsaras, devatas, celestial dancers etc.
        Bhavani
        Brahma
        Devi
        Durga
        Ganesha
        Garuda
        Hanuman
        Indra
        Kali
        Kamadeva
        Karttikeya
        Krishna
          Cycles
          Single figure
            As an infant
            With Radha
            With Rukmini
            With the gopis
            Lifting Mt Govardhana
            As Shrinathji
            As a cosmic diagram
          Miscellaneous
        Kubera
        Lakshmi
        Parvati
        Rama
        Sarasvati
        Shiva
          Single figure
          Dakshinamurti, the Great Teacher
          Dancing
          Shivalingams
          Miscellaneous
        Skanda
        Surya
        Vishnu
          Cycles
          Single figure
            With Lakshmi and Sarasvati
            With Lakshmi, without Sarasvati
            On the serpent Ananta
            Araha, with boar’s head
            Narasimha, man-lion
          Miscellaneous
        Miscellaneous
      Miscellaneous
        Saints, ascetics, yogis etc.
        Festivals
        Pilgrimage
          Miscellaneous
  Jainism
  Indian folk religions
  Islam
  Zoroastrianism & Mazdaism
  Daoism
    The eight immortals
      Cycles
      Cao Guojiu
      Han Xiangzi
      He Xiangu
      Lan Caihe
      Li Tieguai
      Lu Dongbin
      Zhang Guolao
      Zhongli Quan
    Deities
      Guandi
      Liu Hai
      Shoulao
      Miscellaneous
    Miscellaneous
  Chinese religions
    Confucianism
    Spirits and demons
    Miscellaneous
  Japanese religions
  Christianity
Afghanistan
  Begram
    Ivories
    Glass, bronze etc.
    Site photos
    Duplicates
    Otto Kurz material
    Unsorted
  Fondukistan
  Hadda