Seated Buddha, Copper alloy, India (Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam)

Seated Buddha

Period:
Chola period (880–1279)
Date:
12th century
Culture:
India (Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam)
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Roberta Lerner, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.474
Not on view
Inscription: A cast inscription, in 11th century Tamil Grantha script, is on the top of the pedestal in front of the crossed legs: "Dha-m-ma-se-(na)", i.e. the name of the donor Dharmasenan.
Roberta and Martin Lerner , Croton-on-Hudson, NY (until 1996; donated to MMA)