Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Crowned and Jeweled Buddha

ca. 9th century
India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
Copper with silver inlay
H. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm); W. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1983
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 237
Buddha sits in a yogic posture, wearing a high tripartite crown and fully articulated robes. His lowered hand grants boons to the male donor kneeling before him presenting an offering, likely a garland. The crown with flying ribbons demonstrates the powerful influence of Sasanian royal imagery on later Kashmiri art.
Related Objects

Linga with Face of Shiva (Ekamukhalinga)

Date: 7th century Medium: Stone Accession: 1989.150 On view in:Gallery 237

Vaikuntha Vishnu

Date: last quarter of the 8th century Medium: Stone Accession: 1991.301 On view in:Gallery 237

Panel from a Portable Shrine: The Descent of the Buddha from Trayastrimsha Heaven

Date: 7th–8th century Medium: Ivory with traces of color Accession: 1979.287 On view in:Gallery 237

Linga with Face of Shiva (Ekamukhalinga)

Date: 8th–9th century Medium: Brass with copper and silver inlay Accession: 2015.500.4.8 On view in:Gallery 237

Mask of Bhairava

Date: late 6th–7th century Medium: Copper alloy, possibly brass Accession: 2013.249 On view in:Gallery 237