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India, Bihar, Pala period

Crowned Buddha, 10th-11th century

Bronze inlaid with silver, lapis lazuli, and rock crystal
12 5/8 × 7 1/8 × 5 1/4 in
32.1 × 18.1 × 13.3 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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The Buddha is touching the earth at the moment of enlightenment. His …

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Wt. 7 lbs (7 lbs (3.2 kg)

The Buddha is touching the earth at the moment of enlightenment. His crown, necklace, eyes, and urna (forehead dot) are inlaid with silver; the flaming mandorla and the stepped throne were inlaid with lapis lazuli and rock crystal (extremely rare surviving vestiges of these materials can be …

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About the work
Exhibition history
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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Wt. 7 lbs (7 lbs (3.2 kg)

The Buddha is touching the earth at the moment of enlightenment. His …

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Wt. 7 lbs (7 lbs (3.2 kg)

The Buddha is touching the earth at the moment of enlightenment. His crown, necklace, eyes, and urna (forehead dot) are inlaid with silver; the flaming mandorla and the stepped throne were inlaid with lapis lazuli and rock crystal (extremely rare surviving vestiges of these materials can be …

Read more
Image rights
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
India, Bihar, Pala period

Crowned Buddha, 10th-11th century

Bronze inlaid with silver, lapis lazuli, and rock crystal
12 5/8 × 7 1/8 × 5 1/4 in
32.1 × 18.1 × 13.3 cm
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