A black stone figure of emaciated Buddha
Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Finely carved revealing the ribcage, the web of tendons around the neck, and his face with gaunt cheeks and deep-set eyes, his hair falling in matted locks over the ushnisha, seated in dhyanasana on grass over a pedestal, his sanghati barely supported by his elbows and pleated across his lap.
4 1/2 in. (11.6 cm) high