India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
Copper with silver inlay
H. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm); W. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Anonymous Gift, 1983
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.