Seated Buddha

An inscription on the back of this sculpture identifies this as the earliest dated Buddha from China.

Seated Buddha, 338 C.E. (Later Zhao dynasty, Hebei province, China), gilt-bronze, 40 x 24.1 x 13.3 cm (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco). Video from the Asian Art Museum.

Additional resources

This work at the Asian Art Museum

Cite this page as: Asian Art Museum, "Seated Buddha," in Smarthistory, January 29, 2016, accessed June 24, 2024,