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Cover of a Buddhist Manuscript
art_type: wood with paint and gilding
description: The central panel depicts the Buddha Shakyamuni on the night of his enlightenment. On our left is the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in his "Six Syllable" form ("Hail jewel lotus!"), the words of a spell come alive. The angry deity on the right is Achala, the immovable.
artist: Tibetan
museum: Walters Museum
title: Cover of a Buddhist Manuscript
from_api: Walters Museum
source: Walters Museum
image_url: http://static.thewalters.org/images/ARG_W.896_Top_UK.jpg
date: 13th century
external_url: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/7630
Emperor Wearing a Toga
art_type: Carrara marble
description: This colossal statue of an emperor wears a toga and elaborately decorated shoes that indicate the figure's high status. These details identify it as a type of honorary statue similar to those erected in the Forum of Augustus in Rome for generations, transforming the public space into a kind of imperial "Hall of Fame." The head, a portrait of Emperor Domitian (reigned AD 81-96), is likely an 18th-century restoration.
artist: Roman
museum: Walters Museum
title: Emperor Wearing a Toga
from_api: Walters Museum
source: Walters Museum
image_url: http://static.thewalters.org/images/PL9_23.226_Fnt_SL_C80.jpg
date: AD 1st century; Restored head: 18th century
external_url: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/14720

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