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Seated Buddha

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Seated Buddha










Seated Buddha. Dark grey schist with paler markings, carved on the front and sides in high relief. The Buddha is seated on a low rectangular stool with two legs at the front with a drape between them. Behind his head there is a halo. His wavy hair is dressed in a bun on top of his head, and he has large ears, and a placid benign expression. His hands are folded in front of him. He wears a robe which forms curved folds following the shape of his limbs. The back is roughly hewn with horizontal strokes.

Production Place

India (production)

Technique Description

dark grey schist with paler markings, carved in relief on three sides


height: (whole): 35.7 cm
width: (whole): 21.6 cm
depth: (over brow): 9.8 cm


2nd-3rd century AD


100 to 300


given: Morton family 2003 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

From the collection of Harold Hargreaves, a member of the Archaeological Survey of India in the early 20th century, and in England by the 1930s; by descent to his daughter, the donor's mother, M.H. Morton.

Given by the Morton family in memory of Harold Hargreaves, and of his two daughters, Mary Morton, and Elizabeth Capstick:


  1. Zwalf, Wladimir (1996) Catalogue of Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, London?: British Museum Press
    [comments: Ref.]
  2. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 198]

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.1-2003 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 93483; Input Date: 2003-05-19 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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