Standing figure of the Buddha Sakyamuni
- Art Funded
- Height: 35.5 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £100,000 (Total: £850,000)
- Private vendor
From the Gupta period, credited with creating the quintessential Buddha type. The style epitomises the culmination of the early period in Indian art and marks a watershed in terms of both Indian stylistic development and the spread of Indian cultural influence throughout Asia. The portable scale of the object suggests it may have been for processional/ritual use.
George Plouvier, Brussels; Baron F Rollin Collection, Brussels, 1968; Jeff Soref Collection, New York, 1982; private collection, Geneva, 1999.