Over-life sized seated figure of the Buddha, seated on a plinth in a meditative pose.
Kushan Seated Buddha by Unknown Artist, late 2ndearly 3rd century
© V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)
- Height: 68.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £60,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Essayan Collection, Paris (1950s); Collection of the father-in-law of Dr Sichel, Paris; Thierry Portier, Paris; Jonathan Tucker Asian Art, London.