Seated Male Deity Holding a Parasol and an Unidentified Object
Eastern Javanese period
fourth quarter of the 10th–century
Indonesia (Java, Ngandjuk)
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Anonymous Gift, 1986
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 247
This bronze sculpture is from Nganjuk, on the Indonesian island of Java, and dates to the Eastern Javanese period, from the last quarter of the tenth through the first half of the eleventh century. It is part of a large group that forms a Vajradhatu mandala.