Meditating Buddha

2006bh6452 jpg l

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Acquired in 1999 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Guy, John. ‘Indian Temple Sculpture’, London : V&A Publications, 2007. p.26. pl.21. ISBN 9781851775095
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Bequeathed by Alex Biancardi
date_end
0250-12-31
date_start
0200-01-01
date_text
Early 3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Figure of the Buddha meditating, sandstone, Mathura area, Uttar Pradesh, northern India, early 3rd century
dimensions
Height: 36.8 cm, Depth: 5 cm, Width: 28 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Beqeathed by Alexander Biancardi
id
58443
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:06:43.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:06:43.000Z
latitude
27.138439
location
In Storage
longitude
80.86235
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Sandstone
museum_number
IS.120-1999
museum_number_token
is1201999
object_number
O64193
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Red sandstone carved panel depicting meditating Buddha. Architectural panel depicting the Buddha in the interior of a pillared (or rock-cut) shrine.
place
Uttar Pradesh
primary_image_id
2006BH6452
production_note
Mathura area, Uttar Pradesh, northern India
production_type
public_access_description
This carved panel depicts the meditating Buddha. The seated figure is represented in an architectural niche which suggests a built rather than rock-cut setting. The small scale suggests that it may have formed part of the decoration at the base of a stupa (shrine). Here the Buddha wears his monk's robe drawn over both shoulders in a style associated with northern Buddhism. The red sandstone comes from the Uttar Pradesh region of northern India, and the panel is most probably the product of a workshop at Mathura. The red sandstone identifies this panel as originating in the Mathura region, as does the style of the Buddha and his robes. Although summarily carved, the rendering is convincing and the effect, immediate and engaging.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
meditating-buddha-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Meditating Buddha
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
250
year_start
200