Seated Buddha and Bodhisattvas

Organization control number
1276-0
Cultural property designation
Important Cultural P
Classification
Sculptures
Place of production
China
Era century
Tang dynasty, China, 8th century
Item shape
Stone
Size
Total H 104.5
Collector
Nara National Museum
This work is one of the thirty-two existing examples from the statue group in Baoqingsi Temple, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. It was distinctively expressed in early Tang style which absorbed the Indian influence. The middle statue was presented with hands and fingers in the position of Sokuchi’in mudra. This pose is related to the statue of Śākyamuni in Budh Gaya in India where he had completed self-discipline and enlightened to the truth.

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