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Seated Buddha

Arakan period
7th–8th century
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Gr. W. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); D. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 246
Although this sculpture was acquired by a previous owner in eastern Java, it may have been made in the small western Burmese kingdom of Arakan, whose early sculptures show close affinities with those of eastern India.
New York. Asia House Gallery. "The Ideal Image: The Gupta Sculptural Tradition and its Influence," October 5, 1978–December 3, 1978.

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