Monday, August 17, 2015

Accidental Tourist - 2015 - Asian Civilizations Museum exhibition: Buddhist treasures from the oldest museum in Asia - Indian museum of Kolkata (Calcutta) 亚洲文明博物馆

Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) of Singapore: Exhibition: Buddhist treasures from Asia's oldest museum - the Indian museum of Kolkata (Calcutta)
亚洲文明博物馆 最新的展: 佛教珍品从亚洲最古老的博物馆-尔各答印度博物 (尔各答)
This museum has been named the top museum in Singapore and ranked 9th in Asia by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Museums released in Sept 16 2014.
这个博物馆在 2014 年 9 月 16 日定名为新加坡的顶级博物馆排名第 9 TripAdvisor 的旅客选择亚洲奖博物馆发布
I was fortunate enough to spend an hour walking amongst the Buddhist treasures on loan to ACM from Kolkata Museum, Asia's oldest museum on 13 August 2015. I chanced upon this last guided tour expertly managed by the ACM's volunteer guide and was transported to lands far away in India across centuries of Buddhist art that spans some 2200 years from Gandhara (2nd century), Mathura (1st to 3rd century), Gupta (5th century) to Pala (10th - 11th century).
2015 8 13 我很幸运加入最后一个小时的步行游ACM,运送到很远的印度政局跨越几个世纪的跨越从一些 2200 年的佛教艺术 Gandhara (2nd century), Mathura (1st to 3rd century), Gupta (5th century) to Pala (10th - 11th century).
Singapore's links to Calcutta started during the British rule with Singapore being ruled together with Melaka and Penang by the British based in Kolkata. Founded in 1814 (some 5 years before Sir Stamford Raffles reached Singapore shores), the Indian Museum, Kolkata contains one of the greatest collection of Indian sculptures.
The pieces on display showcase different phases and interpretations of Buddha and his teachings. Buddha (literally the 'enlightened one') was an Indian prince named Siddhatha Gautama born sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BC. He is sometimes called Shakyamuni which means 'sage of the Shakya clan'. It was a visual treat showcasing centuries old depictions of Buddha's birth, life, enlightenment and death (nirvana) carved out of sandstone, Schist, stucco, bronze, basalt and stone.
展出的作品展示佛陀和他的教导的解释不同的阶段(从字面上开明的人) 是一个名Siddhatha的印度王子6和第4公元前数百年间的某个时候出生的他有时称为释迦牟尼这意味着 '释迦族的圣人。这是一种视觉享受展示百年佛陀的诞生生活启迪和死亡(涅槃)砂岩,片岩,粉刷,铜色,玄武岩石
Here are some of the photographs of the exquisite pieces that were on loan - captured on iPhone

Till the next time, onto the world and beyond!

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