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Catalog number 66.33
Title Seated Buddha
Object Name Figurine
Description 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.
Medium/Material Gilt bronze
Dimensions H-2.25 W-0.75 inches
Year Range from 618
Year Range to 906
Search Terms Asian
East Asia
China
Tang Dynasty
7th century AD
8th century AD
9th century AD
10th century AD
Devotional
Ceremonial
Portrait
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, #5, p.10.
Culture Chinese