ASIA SOCIETY: THE COLLECTION IN CONTEXT


Crowned Buddha Shakyamuni India, Bihar; Pala period (c.8th – 12th century), 11th century In this depiction, an ornamented Buddha is surrounded by four smaller images of himself, each of which represents an important scene from his life. The placement of the inscription (the Buddhist consecratory formula) on the pedestal of the image rather than near the figure’s head and its paleography suggests that it may be later in date than the image itself.



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