Kushan Seated Buddha by Unknown Artist

Over-life sized seated figure of the Buddha, seated on a plinth in a meditative pose.

Details

Medium:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
Height: 68.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £60,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Jonathan Tucker Asian Art

The figure wears a deeply incised form-defining monastic robe. Made in Uttar Pradesh, northern India under the Kushan dunasty, it is a remarkably early sculpture from the beginnings of the recorded history of Buddha images.

Provenance

Essayan Collection, Paris (1950s); Collection of the father-in-law of Dr Sichel, Paris; Thierry Portier, Paris; Jonathan Tucker Asian Art, London.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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