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Seated Sakyamuni and Prabhutaratna

  • China Northern Wei dynasty, dated 489
  • Gilded bronze
  • h: 23.5cm
  • [20059]

This is a typical example of the two-figure Buddhist images created during the Northern Wei dynasty. The inscription explains that this was created as part of a memorial service for deceased parents. The powerful carving and size of the work make it a renowned example of its kind.

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