- India: Bihar, Gupta period
- 525 - 575
- overall: 16-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 3-3/4 in. (41.91 x 16.51 x 9.5cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © The Norton Simon Foundation
Portraying the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, this bronze probably emerged from a Tibetan monastery, like most other Gupta period (c. 300-600) bronzes. Perhaps this bronze survived because it was taken to Tibet as a sacred relic or souvenir. The Buddha's slim and graceful body is revealed by his transparent monastic robes. His broken right hand displays the gesture of reassurance while the left hand holds the end of his robe.
Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.
Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.
Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.
Please download the Application for Reproduction Permission form and submit it to the Office of Rights and Reproductions.
|Telephone:||(626) 449-6840 x 3300|