Akshobhya, the Transcendent Buddha of the East

Date:
9th century
Culture:
Pakistan (Northwest Frontier Province, Swat Valley)
Medium:
Bronze with silver and copper overlays
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/2 (24.1 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); D. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Far Eastern Art Gifts, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.77
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 237
Akshobhya is one of the five Transcendent Buddhas of Esoteric Buddhism. He sits on a tasseled throne supported by three crowned elephants, his traditional mounts.
[ Spink & Son Ltd. , London, until 1985, sold to MMA]
Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales. "Buddha: Transcending Space and Time," November 10, 2001–February 24, 2002.