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Culture:Indian (Pakistan), Gandhara
Title:Seated Bodhisattva
Date Made:ca. 3rd-4th century CE
Materials:grey schist
Accession Number:  AC 1974.1
Credit Line:Gift of Walter Read Hovey
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Statues, serving as independent cult images, were placed in niches, chapels, and platforms and against the walls of religious buildings. The Bodhisattva usually displays a halo and other ornamentation since he was believed to represent a king. Such an image could be a cult object or a subsidiary figure beside the Buddha in an elaborate composition.

Buddhism; figures; halos; icons; religion; sitting

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