Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012

Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

600s

Gilt bronze

Overall: 13.3 x 6.9 cm (5 1/4 x 2 11/16 in.); Figure: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. John Lyon Collyer in memory of her mother, Mrs. G. M. G. Forman 1961.18

Description

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.

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