Art: Old Smiles

A Chinese last week was doing his quiet bit to enlighten Manhattanites on a subject of great current interest to China—India. C. T. Loo, noted dealer and connoisseur, after a quarter-century of patient collecting, opened a display of "The Sculpture of Greater India." The people who went to contemplate his 69 hard-won pieces in stone and bronze were mainly Mr. Loo's friends—museum curators, students, artists. While the learned visitors took their tea, found a corner for sketching, or discussed the possible influence of Buddha upon Christ, the gods of ancient India—Brahma, Siva, Vishnu, Buddha— looked down with old smiles.

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