The pre-Christian virgin goddess Myrrha was the mother of the god Adonis, who tradition holds was born at Bethlehem, "in the same sacred cave that Christians later claimed as the birthplace of Jesus." Indeed, Myrrha was "identified with Mary by early Christians who called Jesus's mother Myrrh of the Sea." (Walker, 10)--DM Murdock
The Death of the Buddha (Parinirvana)
Peacock carved in stone, Delhi, India
lich-tung: themagicfarawayttree: Donzel, Catherine : “Voyages en Asie”, Paris, Le Chêne, 2006. 320 pages, 21 x 27 cm, relié. undefined //
A carved stone Stele depicting Siva with two cobras South India, 17th-18th Century of arched form tapering towards either side at base and peaking with a makara head, the central area with two intertwining cobras, three trefoils either side and flower heads to interstices, their heads confronting either side of a lingam 64 cm. high x 31 cm. diam.
MAGNIFICENT GANDHARAN STANDING BUDDHA, 1st-2nd century AD. Hands missing and repair at neck. 39" tall.