Video: Masterwork: Seated Buddha Dated 338

Asian Art Museum
13 March 2014

This Buddha has a unique status among Buddhas in China. It bears an inscription on the back that is equivalent to the year 338. This is the earliest date inscribed on any Buddha sculpture from China, anywhere in the world. Listen to Michael Knight, Curator Emeritus of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum, discuss one of the museum’s masterworks, a Seated Buddha from 338, as you view images of the object and a rendering in 3D. For more information:



One response to “Video: Masterwork: Seated Buddha Dated 338

  1. Miskaman Rujavichai

    Very interesting. Where in central asia did this image come from? Which monastery in China was it found?

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