Author: John Guy

About Author

John Guy was senior curator of Indian art at the Victoria and Albert Museum for 22 years prior to joining The Met in 2008. He is an elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as an advisor to UNESCO. He has conducted extensive field research on Buddhist and Hindu South Asia, and participated in maritime excavations. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India (2011), Interwoven Globe (2013), Lost Kingdoms. Hindu Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia (2014), The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama (2016), Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style (2017), and Crowns of the Vajra Masters: Ritual Art of Nepal (2018). He is Curator in the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He was formerly Deputy Curator of the Indian and South-East Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Curator of the Indian Department at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.