John Guy introduced by Kavita Singh

 

A number of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished in Southeast Asia from the 5th to the 9th century yet until recently few concrete details were known about them. Using architecture and sculpture as a lens to explore this period, John Guy, the Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers revelatory insight into the formerly mysterious kingdoms of Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, and the extraordinary export of Indian cultural forms, religions and languages.