Torso of Buddha Shakyamuni
- Place Made:
- Thailand: Mon-Dvaravati period
- 7th-8th century
- overall: 36-1/2 x 10-1/4 x 4 in. (92.2 x 26 x 10.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation
Carved in the round, this sculpture of the Buddha Shakyamuni is characteristic of the artistic style associated with the Dvaravati period (6th–11th centuries). The transparent, clinging monastic robe, which covers both shoulders, and the faintly suggested undergarment that sits below the Buddha’s navel are both hallmarks of the Dvaravati style as are the articulated kneecaps and hemline of the Buddha’s robe. Although this figure is no longer intact, in its original condition, the Buddha would have had both hands extended and in the gesture of teaching (vitarkamudra).
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.
|Telephone:||(626) 449-6840 x 3300|