Seated Shakyamuni Buddha

c. 120 CE
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This early form of the Buddha image depicts him seated on an altar under the Bodhi tree. A coiled topknot of hair and elongated earlobes refer to his life as a prince when he wore a turban and heavy earrings. Behind his head is a solar disk, like a halo, and lions on the throne indicate the spreading of his teachings in all four directions.
Seated Shakyamuni Buddha

Seated Shakyamuni Buddha

c. 120 CE

Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, Kushan period



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