Buddhism can be very confusing. It has spread through many countries since 300 AD and has been through countless variations. However, there is only one true buddha. That's why this gallery focus' on the time period of it's beginning. I chose pieces within 400BC - 500AD in the land of "The" Buddha himself, India. Siddartha Guataman, "The" Buddha, has changed within artists' portrations throughout time. I chose to stop the timeline at 500 AD because this was a period during the first peak of indian art and also the end of the "Gupta Era". After this, a large influence of christianity took place, and Buddhism didn't make a comeback until the 17th century. The collection involves mainly sculptures. These pieces depict, the life, mother (Maya Devi), and Ashoka (a leader during the Mauryan Dynasty who converted to Buddhism after defeating a village under his command). Many people believe that the fat jolly man we usually see as Buddha is the original. But Early art, and scripts translated from India tells us otherwise.