All posts filed under: Asia

nuristan, klaus ferdinand, edelberg, afghanistan, ethnography, anthropology, photography, dogs, collection

Capturing the moment: Into the unknown

This is one of my absolute favorites in the ethnographic photographic collections at Moesgaard Museum! Two men wandering in mountains. The scene has epic qualities. The two characters, the mountains half covered in mist. And the dog. Where did the dog come from? The two […]

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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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cannon, malaysia, ceremony, ethnography, moesgaard museum, collections, momu, anthropology

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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