Crowned and Jeweled Buddha

India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)

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.

Crowned and Jeweled Buddha, Copper with silver inlay, India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)

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