Buddha in His Body of Bliss
Asia: India, Bihār State of, Kurkihār
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This late-eleventh-century bronze Buddha was discovered at Kurkihar in India, the site of a large monastic community. Here the Buddha wears a crown and necklace, emphasizing his cosmic nature.


  • Title: Buddha in His Body of Bliss
  • Date: 1050-1100
  • Medium: Bronze inlaid with silver, copper and turquoise
  • Dimensions: 7 x 2-3/4 x 1-3/8 in. (17.8 x 7.0 x 3.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
  • Accession Number: F.1972.30.2.S
  • Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation

Object Information

  • Leoshko, Janice, Asian Art: Selections from the Norton Simon Museum, fig. 14 p. 17
  • Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 1: Art from the Indian Subcontinent, 2003, no. 142a pp. 182-183
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. 816 p. 341

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