I went to the Asian Art Museum and saw the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. The first emperor of China had 8,000 life-sized warriors buried in his tomb to assist him in the after life. In this way it was similar to King Tut because the objects in his tomb were there to aid him in the after life. Each terracotta warrior had a unique face. They also were originally painted in color as one of the photos shows. When they excavate them the color quickly vanishes due to being exposed to air. There is a movie on Netflix streaming that tells all about them called Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors. It was very interesting to see this exhibit and all the technology they had so long ago.
This altar was part of the exhibition that was at the Asian Art Museum when they had an exhibit on the sacred art of the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. The monks tended this altar at the museum. There was a lot I admired about Bhutanese culture. They are much less materialistic than in the west. For example, they have gross national happiness instead of a gross national product like in western countries. They also value their environment greatly and protect nature. There recently was a good documentary on Bhutan on PBS that goes into all of this in greater detail.