Sâkyamuni Buddha represented according to his most frequent iconography in the Indian world. With one hand, he spreads his favors; on the other, he brings a part of the monastic mantle up to shoulder height. The Buddha is represented here standing on a lotus flower. Head straight. Hairstyle in spiral curls from left to right with a bun. Long ears with openwork lobe. Eyebrows and pupils marked in black. Arched nose with a slightly drooping tip. Small mouth with thicker lower lip. Rounded chin. Cheeks mushy. Cylindrical neck marked with four folds. Hard expression. Right arm slightly detached. Open palm marked with two concentric discs. Left arm raised towards the shoulder holding a section of the garment between the thumb and ring finger. Draped garment, dress and coat with vertical pleats on the sides, going down to the ankles. The mantle, flattened by the wind, marries a body with fluid musculature, idealized to the extreme as theorized by the speculations of Great Vehicle Buddhism. The face, with half-closed eyes, is marked with interiority; the “wet drape” of the garment is a distant echo of the school of Mathurâ; the small feet, apart, a persistence of the previous time.Dimensions: Height: 52.5 cm; base diameter: 20 cm.
- Title : Buddha
- Year : 11th century
- Classification : Sculpture
- Medium : Bronze, mercury gilding.
- Dimension : 52.5 x 20 x 20 cm
- Accession No : Inventory number: 71.1939.19.1 D
- Country/ Geo-location : Asia - Southern Asia - Nepal
- Collection : Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
- Status : On view
- Previous collection : Musée de l'Homme (Asia)
- Collection : Henri-Nicolas Frey