Lotus-Enthroned Buddha Akshobhya, the Transcendent Buddha

Period:
Pala period
Date:
8th–early 9th century
Culture:
Bangladesh (probably Comilla District)
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 7 15/16 in. (20.2 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of John and Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.486.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 238
Akshobhya is one of the five Transcendent Buddhas of Esoteric Buddhism. Elephants are his traditional mount.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kossak , New York (until 1984; donated to MMA)