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320 objects
F1998.308.4

Mandala

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1998.308.4
F1998.296

Bodhidharma

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1998.296
F1996.29

Gibbon

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1996.29
F1974.13

Buddhist altar pendant (keman)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1974.13
<p>Pendant metal disks, known as keman, are believed to have originated in floral wreaths brought as Buddhist votive offerings. In this example, the cord tied in a bow probably is based on that which originally bound garlands of real flowers. On either side of the cord are circular medallions supported upon lotus flowers. Sanskrit letters &#8230;</p>