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Seated Buddha: O.1-2003

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Current Location: Gallery 23


Seated Buddha


Production: Unknown




Seated Buddha. Dark grey schist with paler markings, carved on the front and sides in high relief. The Buddha is seated on a low rectangular stool with two legs at the front with a drape between them. Behind his head there is a halo. His wavy hair is dressed in a bun on top of his head, and he has large ears, and a placid benign expression. His hands are folded in front of him. He wears a robe which forms curved folds following the shape of his limbs. The back is roughly hewn with horizontal strokes.


History note: From the collection of Harold Hargreaves, a member of the Archaeological Survey of India in the early 20th century, and in England by the 1930s; by descent to his daughter, the donor's mother, M.H. Morton.

Legal notes

Given by the Morton family in memory of Harold Hargreaves, and of his two daughters, Mary Morton, and Elizabeth Capstick

Measurements and weight

Height: 35.7 cm
Width: 21.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2003-04-28) by Morton family


2nd-3rd century AD
100 CE - 300 CE

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Components of the work

Over Brow Depth 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

dark grey with paler markings Schist

Techniques used in production

Carving : Dark grey schist with paler markings, carved in relief on three sides

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.1-2003
Primary reference Number: 93483
Entry form: 183
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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