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Sealing Depicting the Buddha at the Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

Period:
Pala period
Date:
9th century
Culture:
India (Bihar)
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/16 in. (18 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) D. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.50.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 238
The Buddha touches the ground with his right hand, calling on the Earth goddess to testify to his past merit.
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