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Seated Buddha

Period:
pre-Angkor period
Date:
7th–8th century
Culture:
Cambodia or Vietnam
Medium:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm); W. est. 15 3/4 in. 940 cm); D. est. 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of John and Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.526.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 245
This is one of a small group of early Southeast Asian Buddhas. The figure sits in a cross-legged posture with his hands in a gesture signifying meditation (dhyanamudra). The statue is in a style of the seventh century associated with the Mekong Delta and the Zhenla kingdom.
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