Image of Sakyamuni with Inscription Erected by Sung Te-hsing
Item No. : 登錄號:10521
A.D.457,Northern Wei dynasty
Gross height 43.5,gross width 30.5 cm.
Sung Te-hsing erected this image of Sakyamuni for his deceased daughter, vowing that the merit from this act would allow her to be born in a pureland. Depicted are scenes from the life of the Buddha, including the birth of Sakyamuni, his declaration that he was foremost among all beings, and the water-libation given him by nine nagas. The image belongs to an early period of Chinese Buddhism centered on devotion to Sakyamuni.