Seated Buddha

A Buddha figure, seated with legs crossed and hands forming the teaching gesture of dharmachakramudra, within trapezoid-shaped niche. He wears draped monastic robes covering both shoulders. The figure would have been part of a frieze of similar Buddha figures encircling a stupa. It compares to examples found at Taxila in Pakistan and is probably from that site. It is a good example of stucco figures from the Gandhara period.

Date/Period
4th century
Region
Pakistan, probably Taxila
Dimension
Object size: 20 x 22.9 x 9.5 cm, Object size: With mount 23 x 25 x 11.5 cm
Accession No.
2015-00503
Material
Stucco
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Sculpture