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Buddha Shakyamuni

Buddha Shakyamuni, 5th-6th century

Afghanistan or Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara, 400-599
15-5/8 x 5-1/8 x 4 in. (39.7 x 13.0 x 10.2 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, from the Estate of Jennifer Jones Simon
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Not 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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