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Meditating Buddha

ca. 3rd–5th century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
H. 20 in. (50.8 cm); W. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of John and Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1984
Accession Number:
Not on view
The oval face, high forehead, delicately shaped almond eyes, and full pursed lips indicate a provenance in the Turfan region near northwestern China. This Buddha once decorated a wall or a niche in a monument.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Glimpses of the Silk Road: Central Asia in the First Millennium," 2002.

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