Crowned Buddha

India (Bihar)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 238

The Buddha touches the earth at the moment of enlightenment. His crown, necklace, eyes, and urna (forehead dot) are inlaid with silver; the flaming mandorla and the stepped throne were inlaid with lapis lazuli and rock crystal (surviving vestiges of these materials can be seen on the base).

Crowned Buddha, Bronze inlaid with silver, lapis lazuli, and rock crystal, India (Bihar)

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