Gilt bronze altarpiece of Shakyamuni Buddha - ROM2002_529_1


Gilt bronze altarpiece of Shakyamuni Buddha

Medium:Gilt bronze
Geography: China
Date: 8th century
Period: Tang Dynasty
31.4 x 12 x 10.5 cm
Object number: 958.81.A
Credit Line: Purchased with the generous support of the Provincial Government of Ontario
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThis Buddha, with his right hand in the gesture of "have no fear", is a fine example of the mature Tang style. At some later date, the figure was combined with an earlier base, dated AD 582, and a halo with flying apsaras (female angel-like deities) that may also be from that period.
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