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Borobudur—Ancient Buddhist Stupa

Lecture no. 25 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World

Borobudur—Ancient Buddhist Stupa

Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Continue your investigation of Buddhism by turning to the largest Buddhist monument in the world, Borobudur. As you study the terraces of this “cosmic mountain,” you’ll see superb carved reliefs that tell stories about the Buddha’s life, humanity’s place in the cosmos, and the path to nirvana.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Where Do We Come From?
Where Do We Come From?
0 of 34 min
2
Image of Ancient Cave Art—Chauvet, France
Ancient Cave Art—Chauvet, France
0 of 31 min
3
Image of The Uruk Vase—Vision of an Ordered World
The Uruk Vase—Vision of an Ordered World
0 of 27 min
4
Image of The Standard of Ur—Role of the King
The Standard of Ur—Role of the King
0 of 31 min
5
Image of “Ram Caught in a Thicket”
“Ram Caught in a Thicket”
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Great Ziggurat at Ur—Ancient Architecture
Great Ziggurat at Ur—Ancient Architecture
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Victory Stela of Naram-Sin of Akkad
Victory Stela of Naram-Sin of Akkad
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Neo-Assyrian Palace Reliefs
Neo-Assyrian Palace Reliefs
0 of 28 min
9
Image of “Queen of the Night”—Babylonian Goddess
“Queen of the Night”—Babylonian Goddess
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Ishtar Gate and Processional Way
Ishtar Gate and Processional Way
0 of 30 min
11
Image of The Ancient City of Persepolis
The Ancient City of Persepolis
0 of 32 min
12
Image of Palette of Narmer—The Conquering King
Palette of Narmer—The Conquering King
0 of 32 min
13
Image of Statue of Khafre—Rebirth of a King
Statue of Khafre—Rebirth of a King
0 of 32 min
14
Image of Tutankhamun’s Mask
Tutankhamun’s Mask
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Tomb Painting of Nefertari
Tomb Painting of Nefertari
0 of 32 min
16
Image of Kritios Boy—Idealized Athletic Youth
Kritios Boy—Idealized Athletic Youth
0 of 27 min
17
Image of Discobolus—Motion in Sculpture
Discobolus—Motion in Sculpture
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Parthenon Marbles—Metopes and Frieze
Parthenon Marbles—Metopes and Frieze
0 of 30 min
19
Image of Greek Vase Painting—“Death of Sarpedon”
Greek Vase Painting—“Death of Sarpedon”
0 of 27 min
20
Image of Aphrodite of Knidos
Aphrodite of Knidos
0 of 26 min
21
Image of Laocoön—Three-Dimensional Narrative
Laocoön—Three-Dimensional Narrative
0 of 31 min
22
Image of Column of Trajan
Column of Trajan
0 of 32 min
23
Image of Bronzes of Ancient China
Bronzes of Ancient China
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Great Stupa at Sanchi
Great Stupa at Sanchi
0 of 31 min
25
Image of Borobudur—Ancient Buddhist Stupa
Borobudur—Ancient Buddhist Stupa
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Colossal Olmec Heads
Colossal Olmec Heads
0 of 32 min
27
Image of Sarcophagus Cover of Pakal at Palenque
Sarcophagus Cover of Pakal at Palenque
0 of 34 min
28
Image of Carved Stone Lintels of Yaxchilán
Carved Stone Lintels of Yaxchilán
0 of 31 min
29
Image of Teotihuacán—Temple of the Feathered Serpent
Teotihuacán—Temple of the Feathered Serpent
0 of 29 min
30
Image of Colossal Stone Statue of Coatlicue
Colossal Stone Statue of Coatlicue
0 of 31 min
31
Image of Aztec Calendar Stone
Aztec Calendar Stone
0 of 31 min
32
Image of Moche Earspools—Miniature Masterpieces
Moche Earspools—Miniature Masterpieces
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Ancient Andean Ceramics
Ancient Andean Ceramics
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Ancient Andean Textiles
Ancient Andean Textiles
0 of 32 min
35
Image of What Can We Learn from Ancient Art?
What Can We Learn from Ancient Art?
0 of 31 min
36
Image of How Ancient Art Reverberates
How Ancient Art Reverberates
0 of 33 min

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