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Catalog number 66.16
Title Standing Buddha
Object Name Figurine
Description This standing figure of the Buddha is likely a depiction of the Buddha of the Future or Maitreya Buddha. Maitreya Buddha is shown in the world, wearing elaborate jewelry, crowns, robes, and other royal adornments. This piece is cast with a loop on the back to be worn as a protective talisman or secured to an alter arrangement. This Buddha wears the monk's robes as well as a girdle and sash, with a hint of an ornamental garland around his legs, shoulders, and head. A jeweled necklace hangs from his neck, and the ushnisha atop his head is pronounced and jewel-shaped. His pendant right arm seems to hold a garland, and his left arm, broken at the forearm, may have held a lotus flower.

Reference: Winter, Amy H., with Xiaoping Lin (eds.), "The Light of Infinite Wisdom: Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," Queens College, CUNY, 2003.
Medium/Material Gilt bronze
Dimensions H-2.8 W-1 inches
Year Range from 618
Year Range to 906
Search Terms Asian
China
East Asia
Tang Dynasty
7th century AD
8th century AD
9th century AD
10th century AD
Devotional
Ceremonial
Portrait
Figure
Buddha
Figure
Deity
Metalwork, bronze
Exhibition and Publication History * "The Light of Infinite Wisdom," GT-M, 10/15 - 12/20/2003, A. Winter, X. Lin, Curators, #7, p.11, ill.
Culture Chinese