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Title: Buddha Figure and Stand
Name: Buddha Figure and Stand
Date: c. 1400-1500
Medium: Bronze, lucite base
Country/Culture: Chinese
Dimensions: Figure: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 5 in. (24.1 x 19.1 x 12.7 cm) Base: 1 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (2.9 x 21.6 x 15.9 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 4.2.1ab
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The term Buddha is derived from ancient Sanskrit meaning "one who has awakened". A Buddha is one symbolic member of a spiritual lineage of Buddha's extending both through history and into the future. In Mahayana Buddhism, the principles by which a person can achieve enlightenment and awakening, or Bodhi, are known as Dharma, meaning law or truth. The Buddha is viewed as a transcendental being, always present yet beyond the reach of common logic.