The Buddha is seated in the classic meditation pose known as virasana, or heroic posture. An impassive and still figure, he is completely absorbed in a trance-like meditation. Several supernormal features indicate his divine status, including his elongated earlobes and his small, curly locks of hair.
- Title: Buddha Shakyamuni in Meditation
- Date: 5th-6th century
- Medium: Dolomite
- Dimensions: 18-1/2 x 12-3/4 x 6-1/2 in. (47.0 x 32.4 x 16.5 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Iuliana and Mark Phillips
- Accession Number: P.1999.10.3
- Copyright: © Norton Simon Museum
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