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Buddha seated on lotus base
  • China
  • Buddha seated on lotus base, 900–1100, Tang dynasty (618 CE–907 CE)
  • Where object was made: China
  • carved stone with pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 14 x 9 in
  • Gift from the estates of Eliot S. and Marcia Berkley
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0137
Label Text

Seated cross-legged on a lotus pedestal (padmasana) in the dhayana meditation mudra, this image probably represents Śākyamuni or the historic Buddha, who is believed to have lived and taught in eastern India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.