Worn but Unwilted, San Antonio’s New Wooden Buddha Actually 800 Years Old

by Bill Davenport February 23, 2012

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.

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