Code: ABS 232
Country: India (north-east)
Style: Late Pala Style
Date: 1050 - 1150
Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 13.3 x 18 x 7.6
Materials: Brass; inlaid with silver and copper
The Buddha is seated on a decorated cushion which actually symbolizes the vajrasana throne upon which the historical Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment. This cushion is characteristic for the principal Buddha image inside the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya of which this metal statue is an early replica.