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Object ID: B60S571
Designation: Standing Buddha with devotee
Date: 500-700
Medium: Stone
Place of Origin: India, Sultanganj, Bihar state
Style or Ware: Pala
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Label: This image was unearthed in 1861 or 1862, during construction of the East Indian Railway. Buried with it was the largest bronze Buddha statue ever found in India. Seldom do we know exactly where an artwork comes from, and this instance is a welcome exception. On the front of the sculpture's base is a dedicatory inscription: "This is the pious gift of the monk [name unclear] for the attainment of supreme knowledge by his father and teachers and all living beings." (Based on a translation by W. Zwalf)
On display: yes
Collection: Sculpture
Dimensions: H. 24 in x W. 9 in x D. 4 1/2 in, H. 61 cm x W. 22.9 cm x D. 11.4 cm
Department: South Asian Art