Photos of Buddha images, mostly from Sukhothai, Thailand.
Footprints of the Buddha exist in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Union of Myanmar. Each footprint reflects a particular time and place in a culture, with their construction materials varying considerably and ranging from alabaster to silver and gold. Dr. Sailer has devoted some twenty-five years to the study of these artifacts.
The ancient trade routes running through Asia were the main arteries of communication and transport for international travelers. Along these routes, Buddhism and Buddhist artistic influences from various areas of India, the homeland of Buddhism, spread to the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.
The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Related Art contains nearly 300,000 original color slides and black and white and color photographs of art and architecture throughout Asia. Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), China, and Japan.
A collection of photos by James G. Lochtefeld:
Evolution of the Buddha Image, Sanchi, Ajanta, Pollonnaruwa, Monastic Ordination, Dambulla, Sigiriya.