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Fragment of a Halo with Buddha Figure

Period:
Khotan Kingdom
Date:
6th–7th century
Culture:
China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region)
Medium:
Stucco with color
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.32.17
Not on view
These fragments are from an elaborate halo that once adorned a larger-than-life-size Buddha or bodhisattva. The larger Buddha fragment holds his right hand in abhaya mudra, a gesture of approachability. The style of the robes attests to an interest in the classical forms of Gandhara.
Site of Dandan-Uiliq

[ Emil Trinkler , Bremen, Germany, excavated or purchased in Tibet or Turkestan during 1927–1928 Trinkler expedition; sold to Kleijkamp by 1930]; [ Jan Kleijkamp , New York, by 1930, sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Buddhism Along the Silk Road," June 2, 2012–February 10, 2013.

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