Earlier this week I had the good fortune to be able to visit The Art Institute of Chicago. While it was fantastic viewing some of the most famous American iconic paintings—like Edward Hopper's Nighthawks and Grant Wood's American Gothic—I was most impressed by some of the beautiful Buddha sculptures. I just didn't expect to find them there, I guess. It was a pleasant surprise.
Above is a picture of a 12th century granite Buddha from Tamil Nadu, India. Below is an 8th century Buddha from China. Enjoy!