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Rondel with Seated Buddha

Period:
Khotan Kingdom
Date:
6th–7th century
Culture:
China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region)
Medium:
Red clay with traces of color
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (16.5 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.32.33
Not on view
These Buddhas with halos and body mandorlas were part of an elaborate halo that embellished a large standing devotional icon. Little remains of the original polychrome, but it is evident that the bodies were painted red and the faces were white.
Site of Rawak Stupa

[ 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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