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Standing Buddha with Radiate Combined Halo

Date:
ca. late 6th century
Culture:
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers, Fletcher, Harris Brisbane Dick and Pfeiffer Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.188a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 236
A few small personal images from Gandhara representing the Buddha have survived. This metal image blends elements seen in the stone sculpture of Gandhara with the Gupta style of north India. Its portability made it an important vehicle for disseminating the Gandharan style to other parts of Asia.
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