Seated Buddha

Period: pre-Angkor period

Date: 7th–8th century

Culture: Cambodia or Vietnam

Medium: Sandstone

Dimensions: H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm); W. est. 15 3/4 in. 940 cm); D. est. 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Gift of John and Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1980

Accession Number: 1980.526.3


This is one of a small group of early Southeast Asian Buddhas. The figure sits in a cross-legged posture with his hands in a gesture signifying meditation (dhyanamudra). The statue is in a style of the seventh century associated with the Mekong Delta and the Zhenla kingdom.