Torso of the Buddha

Torso of the Buddha
Creator:
China: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date:
c. 577
Medium:
Marble 
Dimensions:
35-1/2 x 13-3/4 in. (90.2 x 34.9 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1983.35.S 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
Not on View
Description

Buddhism was introduced into China in the early years of the Common Era, at which time images of its founder, Buddha
Shakyamuni, began to be created. Although headless, this fine torso manifests a strong degree of abstraction and a penchant
for linear rhythm as seen in the folds of the robe.

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