Buddha, seated, from Tongguan, with mandorlaArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date4th centuryMedium & SupportbronzeDimensions
2 5/16 in. x 1 7/16 in. x 5/16 in. ( 5.9 cm x 3.7 cm x 0.8 cm )Credit LineGift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer CollectionSubject matter
The Buddha, seated before a mandorla (an almond-shaped halo that encompasses his entire body) incised with flame motifs. The Buddha's hands are concealed within his robe, in keeping with Chinese customs of decorum, rather than following the Indian practice of showing the hands in an iconographically meaningful gesture.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypestatueAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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