Figure of Buddha as a recluse - 921.21.32_1


Figure of Buddha as a recluse

Medium:Polychrome marble
Geography: China
Date: Late 13th-late 14th century
Period: Yuan Dynasty
42.5 x 39 x 25 cm
Object number: 921.21.32
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionAt the age of twenty-nine, the Buddha left his father's palace to become a recluse. The event, known as the Great Departure, is depicted on the large sandstone stele in the Sculpture Court. This marble sculpture shows the Buddha meditating in the wilderness.
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