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Crowned and Jeweled Buddha

Date:
ca. 9th century
Culture:
India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
Medium:
Copper with silver inlay
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm); W. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.555.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 237
Buddha sits in a yogic posture, wearing a high tripartite crown and fully articulated robes. His lowered hand grants boons to the male donor kneeling before him presenting an offering, likely a garland. The crown with flying ribbons demonstrates the powerful influence of Sasanian royal imagery on later Kashmiri art.
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