Jenis : Arca Perunggu
Nama : BUDHA SAKYAMUNI
Era : Abad Ke-8
Material : Perunggu
Asal : Jawa Tengah
The Bavarian State Museum of Ethnology
(Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde)
Maximilianstraße 42, D-80538 München
Data Museum :
Standing Buddha Shakyamuni
Materials: Bronze cast by lost wax process
Measurements: 19 cm
Creator name: Unknown
Where it was made: Indonesia; Central Java
Time period: 08th Century
Function: Object of worship and meditation
Acquired by exchange from another museum
Owner: State Property, Germany
Museum: State Museum of Ethnology, Munich, Bavaria
Credit line: State Museum of Ethnology, Munich, Germany
Why this is a masterpiece:
This figure of a standing Buddha shows the influence of the school of sculpture of Buddhapad, a small town situated at the mouth of the Krishna river not far from Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The Buddhapad Buddhas are related in style to the Buddhas of Amaravati but with a strong Gupta influence and they exerted a salient influence on the bronze sculpture of Mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Although our example shows all the characteristics of the style of Buddhapad, the figure seems to be more slender and refined. It is an excellent example of the adaptation and refinement of traditional Indian art forms in the local
context of Central Java.
History of the Object:
The figure was collected by A.H. Smissaert, who was Resident of Yogyakarta from 1823 to 1825. It was bought in 1830 by the Museum of Antiquities in Leiden and was first described in 1842 and again in 1885 by C. Leemans, the director of that museum. In 1903 it was taken over by the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. In mid-January 1930 the Leiden museum gave it to our museum in exchange for four vessels from Peru.
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