A bronze enthroned Buddha Shakyamuni
West Bengal or Bangladesh, Pala period, circa 11th century
Seated in bhumisparsa mudra with a simple robe draped over his left shoulder, his right shoulder bare. Rendered with a so-called 'short neck' and a now heavily worn downward looking face still conveys a serene expression and the raised ushnisha is set toward the back of the head. He is seated on a double-stepped platform that is raised by a pair of elephants flanking a central lion.
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.)high