Sri Lanka, Kandy district

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 242

This work represents Kandyan-period Buddha imagery at its finest. The figure’s physique is robust, and the full face lacks the softness of features found in lesser works of the period. Auspicious marks (lakshana) appear here, and the lowered left arm is a convention that persisted throughout the later Kandyan period.

Buddha, Copper alloy with gilding, Sri Lanka, Kandy district

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