Art Daily reports that the San Antonio Museum of Art has acquired a really nice woooden Amita Buddha from the late 12th century with funds provided by Lenora and Walter F. Brown. John Johnston, the Coates-Cowden-Brown Curator of Asian Art at SAMA says that “The figure has a serene and calming presence. The carving is restrained, but expressive. I believe it will be of great interest to our members and the general public.” See for yourself when the new Buddha goes on display on February 24.
Worn but Unwilted, San Antonio’s New Wooden Buddha Actually 800 Years Old
by Bill Davenport February 23, 2012