Buddha Shakyamuni

Buddha Shakyamuni
Place Made:
Afghanistan or Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara
5th-6th century
15-5/8 x 5-1/8 x 4 in. (39.7 x 13.0 x 10.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation, from the Estate of Jennifer Jones Simon 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View

This small image follows closely the iconography and style of the larger figure of Buddha to the left, but its function was much different. Such portable images would have been used as votive offerings at monasteries, personal icons or sacred souvenirs for pilgrims.

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