Standing Buddha with Radiate Combined Halo

Date: ca. late 6th century

Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

Medium: Brass

Dimensions: H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers, Fletcher, Harris Brisbane Dick and Pfeiffer Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 1981.188a, b


A few small personal images from Gandhara representing the Buddha have survived. This metal image blends elements seen in the stone sculpture of Gandhara with the Gupta style of north India. Its portability made it an important vehicle for disseminating the Gandharan style to other parts of Asia.