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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:
3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (8.9 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.32.19
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]
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