Buddha, probably Shakyamuni (Shijiamouni)


Not on view

Scientific analysis reveals that this sculpture was carved in north China and has a radiocarbon date range of 1040–1260. The simple dress and solemn facial expression of the Buddha are typical of Buddhist sculpture of the Jin dynasty. This Buddha was likely once the main figure of a triad, attended by two bodhisattvas and/or luohans.

Buddha, probably Shakyamuni (Shijiamouni), Willow wood with pigment, China

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