Discuss four examples of Buddhist art from Stokstad or another source. There are few examples from the earliest denomination - the Hinayana aka Theravada. Try to include at least one example from Mahayana and the Esoteric aka Tantric denominations. See if you can determine why they are classified in that sect. (If you can find a Hinayana/Theravada one, go for it.)
As you discuss four examples of Buddhist art, I offer some ideas and research to guide you:
First of all, you might look at the image called "Buddha, probably Vairochana (Piluzhena)" from the Liao dynasty (907-1125) in the early 11th century from China. Its image is at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/budd/ho_2006.284.htm
This piece shows the hand gesture with the distinctive gesture of the "right fist enclosing the index finger of the left hand identifies this figure seated in a meditative pose on a lush tiered pedestal as Vairochana, a celestial Buddha important in Asia from the eighth to the twelfth century" (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/budd/ho_2006.284.htm).
Next, you might look at a second piece that is a Theravada piece. ...
Buddhist art is featured using research.