Kwan Yin* Arielle Gabriel, author of The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel is a Buddhist who writes about the miracles of Kuan Yin in her book The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, when she suffered financial disaster in the mercenary city of Hong Kong *

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Kwan Yin* Arielle Gabriel, author of The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel is…

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Pluto and Proserpina. The Rape of Proserpina is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and Bernini was only 23 years old at its completion.

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Sculpture by Kosho, Kamakura Period CE), Japan. Kosho carved small Buddha’s emerging from Kuya’s mouth, one for each character of a six-character prayer to Amida.

the detail of wooden Nio statue of Zenko-ji temple in Nagano, Japan. Made by Koun TAKAMURA (1852-1934) and Unkai YONEKURA (1869-1925)

Detail of wooden Nio statue of Zenko-ji temple in Nagano, Japan. Made by Koun…

jada111:  Ivory wolf netsuke, Japan, 19th century | 2014

virtual-artifacts: “Fox Disguised as Priest, Fox priest Hakuzosu and “wolf netsuke” Japan, centuries Costumes; Accessories Ivory with staining, sumi judyhilo: some foxes for you.

'Modesty' carved in marble by Antonio Corradini, 1751…

La Pudicizia The statuary for the Cappella Sansevero in Naples (see veiled Christ), Prince named Antonio Corradini, Venetian, nearly blind and Freemason, who managed to finish only the statue of Modesty

"The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject." ~ Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor ruled from the year 161 to 180 and was an intellectual leader who fought to keep his land safe from Parthians and Germans. http://www.iep.utm.edu/marcus/

Marcus Aurelius, Bronze, Louvre Fragment of a bronze portrait. Roman artwork, after 170 CE. (via amare-habeo)

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