Probably Shakyamuni (Shijiamouni), the Historical Buddha

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Probably Shakyamuni (Shijiamouni), the Historical Buddha

China, middle Tang dynasty, about 700-800 A.D.
Sculpture
Carved marble with traces of paint and gilding
30 x 14 1/4 in. (76.2 x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Ruth Trubner in memory of Henry Trubner and purchased with funds provided by Kelly and Robert Day, H. Tony and Marti Oppenheimer and the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation, David Bohnett and Tom Gregory, Ric and Suzanne Kayne, Richard Merkin, M.D., Lenore and Richard Wayne, Sharon and Robert Blumenfield, Edgerton Foundation, Myron Laskin, Mary and Robert Looker, Nancy and Dick Riordan, and Mr. and Mrs. Hazelle Hickman (M.2007.111)
Not currently on public view

Bibliography

  • Pal, Pratapaditya; R. Brown; R. Fisher; G. Kuwayama; Amy G. Poster.  Light of Asia: Buddha Sakyamuni in Asian Art. ed. Dean, Lynne. Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984.