25 novembre 2010

100-Million-Year-Old New Crocodile Species Discovered by Scientists in Thailand

The skull of an ancient crocodile which was dug in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand in 2006. AP Photo/Northeastern Research Institute of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources BANGKOK (AP).- A new species of crocodile that lived 100 million years ago has been identified from a fossil found in Thailand, researchers said Thursday. Komsorn Lauprasert, a scientist at Mahasarakham University, said the species had longer legs than modern-day crocodiles and probably fed on fish, based on the characteristics of its teeth.... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

"The Buddha & The Sacred Site" @ Asia Society

Buddha Shakyamuni, India, Bihar. Pala period, late 9th–early 10th century. Schist. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.37. © Asia Society, New York Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art is the first major exhibition of its kind devoted to the impact of Buddhist pilgrimage on Asia’s artistic production. It highlights approximately 120 objects of importance and extraordinary quality, including sculptures, paintings, prints, ritual implements, photographs, and maps. The objects, dating from the... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2009

A group of 51 porcelain coins, Thailand for the Chinese aristocracy, 19th century

A group of 51 porcelain coins, Thailand for the Chinese aristocracy, 19th century Glazed porcelain with stamped and/or underglaze inscription. Divers sizes. Est. 3 000 € Note: Cf. Vgl. Henry Alexander Ramsden (1872-1915), Siamese Porcelain and other Token , published 1911 Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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16 mars 2009

God in Sculpture, religion and spirituality in Eastern Asia @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

With a very extraordinary collection of sixty age-old bronze and stone sculptures Kunsthal Rotterdam shows how God is portrayed in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. At the exhibition top pieces from India, Nepal, Cambodia, China, Korea and Thailand illustrate in what way Buddha and Mahariva and their followers have been portrayed through the ages. The collection, belonging to Viktor and Marianne Langen, is in a state that can be called outstanding and the vast majority of pieces can be dated back as far as the eighth and ninth century.... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2009

"Dvâravatî : aux sources du bouddhisme en Thaïlande" @ Musée Guimet

Buddha protégé par le nâga, VIIe siècle. Wat Pradu Songtham, province d’Ayutthaya, grès, Musée national de Bangkok © Thierry Ollivier / Musée Guimet. Réunissant un ensemble d’œuvres sur l’art bouddhique en Thaïlande du VIème au XIIIème siècle, cette exposition fait revivre l’antique civilisation dite de Dvâravatî, du nom de l’un des plus anciens États indianisés d’Asie du Sud-Est. Le « royaume » de Dvâravatî était essentiellement tourné vers le bouddhisme ; il a considérablement influencé la culture thaïlandaise ultérieure. ... [Lire la suite]