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Standing Buddha

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
This graceful Buddha once stood at one side of a much larger seated Buddha. A similar figure would have stood at the other side. It is likely that the original central figure was the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and that this smaller image depicts one episode from his life story. It is unclear which episode is depicted because the figure has lost a hand.
MEDIUM Black chlorite
  • Place Made: Bihar, India
  • DATES ca. late 9th century
    PERIOD Pala Period
    DIMENSIONS 21 3/4 x 7 3/4in. (55.2 x 19.7cm) mount (object on mount): 22 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (57.2 × 21.6 × 14 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.227.205
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Standing Buddha, ca. late 9th century. Black chlorite, 21 3/4 x 7 3/4in. (55.2 x 19.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.205. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.205_bw.jpg)
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     <em>Standing Buddha</em>, ca. late 9th century. Black chlorite, 21 3/4 x 7 3/4in. (55.2 x 19.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.205. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.205_bw.jpg)