Standing figure of the Buddha carved from fine-grained dark blue/gray limestone. Simply attired in the outer robe of a monk covering both shoulders. Drapery cascades over shoulders, clinging to the figure beneath, reflecting the Gupta style influence on Chinese Buddhist art. Considerable traces of pigment remain. Comes in two pieces, the Buddha statue and a lotus-form base into which it sits.

Standing Buddha

China

Northern Qi dynasty (550-577), 6th century