Seated Buddha, Pre–Angkor period, Angkor Borei style, 7th8th century
Cambodia or Vietnam
Sandstone; H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm)
Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1980 (1980.526.3)
This rare early Southeast Asian Buddha sits in a cross-legged posture with his hands in the dhyanamudra, a gesture signifying meditation. The statue is in a style of the seventh century associated with the Mekong Delta.