An image of Seated Buddha

Unknown Artist

Seated Buddha

Upper Asian gallery
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
9th century
copper alloy
12.5 x 7.0 x 4.2 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000
Accession number
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