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Seated Buddha

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
Sri Lanka was one of the first regions to adopt Buddhism as it spread from its Indian birthplace. This Sri Lankan icon shares many features with the adjacent large stone piece, which was made in northern India three hundred years earlier. As in many regions that adopted Buddhism, Sri Lanka began by looking to India for guidance and then developed distinct aesthetic traditions over time.
MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Sri Lanka
  • DATES 7th-8th century
    PERIOD Anuradhapura Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (12.1 x 11.1 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.183.5
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
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    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Seated Buddha, 7th-8th century. Bronze, 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (12.1 x 11.1 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 86.183.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.135.5_front_PS4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 86.135.5_front_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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     <em>Seated Buddha</em>, 7th-8th century. Bronze, 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (12.1 x 11.1 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 86.183.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.135.5_front_PS4.jpg)

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