Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Enthroned Preaching Buddha

Pala period
late 9th century
India (Bihar)
Bronze with silver inlay
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 238
Samuel Eilenberg , New York (until 1987; donated to MMA)
London. Whitechapel Gallery. "Arts of Bengal, the Heritage of Bangladesh and East India," November 9, 1979–December 30, 1979.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lotus Transcendent: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection," October 2, 1991–June 28, 1992.

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