Art from - 400 C.E.: Buddhist Art

Buddhism began when Siddhārtha renounced his princely life and succeeded in attaining enlightenment. As the philosophy and practice of Buddhism traveled, it was shaped and reshaped first across Northern India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and later in China, Japan and South East Asia. Learn how we trace the history of Buddhism through the representation of the historical Buddha and the many other buddhas that are still widely venerated today.