Seated Buddha

Overall: 13.3 x 6.9 cm (5 1/4 x 2 11/16 in.); Figure: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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Portable Buddhist figures and objects like this gilt bronze had a variety of uses. They could have been carried in religious processions. Others could serve as donations, souvenirs, or votive items in the context of pilgrimages to religious sites. Their miniature size also made them appropriate for placement on private altars or shrines for personal devotion.
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha


China, Tang dynasty (618-907)

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