Buddhist Arts

Buddhist Arts

Image Databases

Dharmapala Thangka Centre

Images of thangka paintings from the Dharmapala Thangka Centre.

Digital Dunhuang 数字敦煌

Images and panoramic exploration of the Dunhuang caves produced by the Dunhuang Academy. Website is mostly in Chinese. Warning: Auto-play music.

Himalayan Art Resources

An online educational resource with over 45,000 images of Himalayan art, from museum, university and private collections throughout the world.

Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art

The archive can be browse by iconography, location, material, dynasty/period, and religious category. Each picture has detailed information and can be saved for research use.

Jātaka Stories

A free online searchable database of jātakas in Indian texts and art.

Siddham: The Asia Inscriptions Database

Focused on Central and Southeast Asian inscriptions found in the period of the Guptas (circa 320-550).

South Asia Art Archives

Archived collection of images from Sanchi stupas.

The Ashoka Library

"...contains an edition of Ashoka’s inscriptions." Includes images of the original stone inscriptions where available, as well as the transliteration of the original text and English translations.

Related Books

Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Bibliographies)