An image of Seated Buddha

Unknown Artist

Seated Buddha

Location
Not on display
Further information

This seated Buddha with elongated proportions and defined facial features dates to around the 9th century and is stylistically from the Central Javanese period, drawing its influences from Buddhist images produced in Southern India around Amaravati and continuing at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. Stylistic features which suggest this influence include the slender body and elongated face, the drape of the robe worn in the 'open mode', the subtle modelling of the 'ushnisha' and the characteristic mark of 'urma' at the centre of the forehead.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2000.

Place of origin
Central Java, Java, Indonesia
Cultural origin
Central Javanese
Year
9th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
copper alloy
Dimensions
12.5 x 7.0 x 4.2 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000
Accession number
1.2000