Apoxyomenos (The Scraper). c. 350–325 BCE . height 6 ft. 8 1/2 in.
Nike of Samothrace . c. 190 BCE . height approximately 8 ft. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88gXWW3qN7o
The ROMANS Copied the Greeks
The Laocoön Group . Roman copy, perhaps after Agesander, Athenodorus, and Polydorus of Rhodes. First century CE .
Portrait of a Boy. Early third century BCE . height 9 in.
She-Wolf . c. 500 BCE . height 33 1/2 in.
Augustus of Primaporta . c. 20 BCE . height 6 ft. 8 in.
The Arch of Titus. c. 81 CE . height 50 ft., width 44 ft. 4 in.
Attributed to Apollodorus. Column of Trajan . 113 CE . height originally 128 ft., length of frieze approximately 625 ft.
The EAST China Japan India
Flying Horse Poised on One Leg on a Swallow. Late Han dynasty, second century CE . height 13 1/2 in., length 17 3/4 in.
Ritual Disc with Dragon Motif (Pi). Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, fourth–third century BCE . diameter 6 1/2 in.
Lady of Dai with Attendants . Han dynasty, after 168 BCE .
The Great Stupa at Sanchi, view of the West Gateway. Founded third century BCE , enlarged c. 150–50 BCE . Shrine height 50 ft., diameter 105 ft.
Western Christian Churches Around 300 bce had a distinct design
A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. In general, ‘Buddha’ means ‘Awakened One’, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. There are many people who have become Buddhas in the past, and many people will become Buddhas in the future….There is nothing that Buddha does not know. Because he has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and has removed all obstructions from his mind, he knows everything of the past, present, and future, directly and simultaneously. Moreover, Buddha has great compassion which is completely impartial, embracing all living beings without discrimination. He benefits all living beings without exception by emanating various forms throughout the universe, and by bestowing his blessings on their minds. Through receiving Buddha’s blessings, all being, even the lowliest animals, sometimes develop peaceful and virtuous states of mind. Eventually, through meeting an emanation of Buddha in the form of a Spiritual Guide, everyone will have the opportunity to enter the path to liberation and enlightenment. As the great Indian Buddhist scholar Nagarjuna said, there is no one who has not received help from Buddha.