Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

400-430

Red mottled sandstone

Overall: 82 cm (32 5/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1973.214

Description

This rare depiction of a seated Buddha from Mathura, datable to the first half of the 5th century, displays a new vision for the form of the Buddha, in comparison to the way he was depicted during the preceding Kushan period. His appearance remains otherworldly, but his form has relaxed and the cloth softened, as seen in the way the cascading hem falls from the arm over his left leg. Traces survive of the rearing griffins of his throne and his elegant halo, which was filled with scrolling vegetation-typical features of Buddha images from this period.

See also
Collection: 
Indian Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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