green tara, nepal, buddhism, collections, moesgaard, anthropology, archaeology

Green Tara: The Mother of Liberation

She is beautiful. She is the ‘mother of liberation’. She is Green Tara. Tara is a Buddhist tantric meditation deity, and she takes many forms. One of the most widely known forms is the Green Tara, who is known as the Buddha of enlightened activity. […]

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cradle, bedouin, qatar, collections, baby, child, infant, moesgaard museum, ethnography, anthropology

A portable life: Bedouin cradle

Imagine not having a permanent home. Or, try to imagine being at home wherever you are. It can be quite a hard exercise for many of us, who live in our houses and apartments, surrounded by our stuff, travelling the same paths to work, to […]

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Ceremonial cannon

Can we just talk about how awesome this cannon is? It is not that big – about 67 centimetres in length – but that is actually one of the great things about it. Because cannons are usually these gigantic beasts, but this one you can […]

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A testament to children’s imagination: “Poo/toys”

The Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum contains many amazing and interesting things. We have a Peruvian mummy, beautiful swords, a rare Thai temple scroll, Gandao grave figures from Kalasha, Pakistan, ancestor figures from Papua New Guinea… the list is endless. However, we also have some […]

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