The Buddha in Medieval Europe? – The Getty Iris

What does a 12th-century bronze sculpture from Cambodia have in common with a 15th-century manuscript from Germany? Both, surprisingly, relate to the story of the Buddha.

I find the unexpected connection between this medieval manuscript and the Buddhist tradition during the Angkor period fascinating. It reminds me of how small the world really was and is, and confirms the connections that can be found between seemingly different cultures—but just across the hallway.

The Buddha in Medieval Europe? – The Getty Iris.




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