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.
ca. late 9th century
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)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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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