Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pakistani Buddha

Sometime around the Fifth Century A.D., the above Buddha was carved in the Peshawar Valley in what is now Northern Pakistan, and somehow ended up in the hands of the Chicago builder and real estate magnate Avery Brundage, who was an Oriental art collector, and whose collection through many twists of fate ended up being housed a couple of blocks away from where I live.

For this, among many other reasons, I am feeling blessed.

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