Miniature altar: Standing Buddha in abhaya-vara mudra, flanked by 2 bodhisattvasArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Dateearly 6th centuryMedium & Supportbronze with traces of gilding on wooden standDimensions
5 15/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in (15 cm x 8 cm x 3.2 cm);5 15/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in (15 cm x 8 cm x 3.2 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionLabel copy
The symmetrical arrangement of Buddha with two flanking "bodhisattva" attendants is common in Buddhist iconography. The boat-shaped halo as well as the elongated figures are characteristic of the 6th century.Primary Object Classification Ritual Object Primary Object TypealtarpieceAdditional Object Classification(s)SculptureCollection AreaAsianRights
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