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Seated Buddha

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
This image shows the Buddha in meditation, with both hands on his lap. In a feature typical of Buddha sculptures made in India and Southeast Asia, the draped robe clings to his chest, making it look almost bare. This sculpture is made of sandstone. Because it is formed in layers, sandstone will sometimes flake off in a process called delamination or spalling.
MEDIUM Tan sandstone
DATES late 4th–early 5th century
PERIOD Gupta Period
DIMENSIONS w/o base: 20 7/8 × 18 1/4 × 8 in. (53 × 46.4 × 20.3 cm) with base: 23 × 19 × 8 in. (58.4 × 48.3 × 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
CAPTION Seated Buddha, late 4th–early 5th century. Tan sandstone, w/o base: 20 7/8 × 18 1/4 × 8 in. (53 × 46.4 × 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.134. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.134a_front_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE front, 86.227.134a_front_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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