Description The supporting figures are members of the army of Mara, at the time of the attack prior to the Buddha's enlightenment. This piece also has a lotus-petal pedestal that curves up at the edges. The Buddha's broad and round face may have antecedents in local sculptures. If there was an outside influence that contributed a liberating atmosphere and made possible these varied combinations of facial elements, perhaps it was some knwledge either of the Mon styles of lower Burma or of the sculpture of Ming Dynasty China.
|10/18/1983||Examination||examined for condition|
- Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, prior to 1952, [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, inv. no. 896 (originally no. 306)]; Walters Art Museum, 1979, by gift.
Credit Gift of A. B. Griswold, 1979
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