This figure of the seated Buddha, with a flame-shaped mandorla topped with a jewel, shows Tang dynasty style and iconography. It exhibits the long, thin head and limbs and narrow waist. The gilding is significantly worn in many places, revealing the brown bronze core beneath. The sculpture has a basically static, frontal composition.
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.
|Dimensions||H-2.25 W-0.75 inches|
|Year Range from||618|
|Year Range to||906|
7th century AD
8th century AD
9th century AD
10th century AD
|Exhibition and Publication History||* "The Light of Infinite Wisdom," GT-M, 10/15 - 12/20/2003, A. Winter, X. Lin, Curators, #5, p.10.|