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Seated Crowned and Jeweled Buddha

Period:
Pala period
Date:
late 10th century
Culture:
India
Medium:
Bronze with silver inlay
Dimensions:
H. (without halo): 10 1/4 in. (26 cm) H. (with halo): 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.121a
Not on view
Although similar in style to the famous hoard of Pala bronzes found at Kurkihar (in the state of Bihar), this sculpture was found in northeastern Thailand. That it had arrived there by the first half of the twelfth century can be determined by its halo, which is a Thai replacement that may date from as early as the eleventh century. Images of crowned and jeweled Buddhas became popular in both Thailand and Cambodia during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. They were probably based on Pala sculptures like this one.
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