Standing Buddha

Detail of a pattern
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On View
  • Period

  • Geography

    Mathura, India
  • Material

    Red sikri sandstone
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 134.6 x 58.4 x 30.4 cm (53 x 23 x 11 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Standing, the right leg slightly bent, on a plinth showing fragments of small, flanking donors in anjalimudra, the Buddha wearing a monastic robe covering both shoulders, the fold of the robe indicated by ridges following the contours of the body, the left hand holding the robe which falls in cascading folds, the left hand, missing, originally in abhayamudra, small fragments of the original halo showing at each shoulder, the back plain except for where the ridges of the robe continue, particularly on the reverse of the left shoulder.
    The sculpture depicts a standing figure on a low rectangular base. The head and right hand of the figure are missing. At the feet of the figure are portions of the legs of two small kneeling figures which are now lost. While the front and sides are fully carved, the back is roughly flat and undetailed except at the sides where the carving of the folds of the robes continues around from the front for a short distance. The stone appears to be the red sandstone typical of the Mathura region.
  • Origin

    Mathura, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 02: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
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