|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Material||Metal, Mercuric Gild, Precious Stone|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Shakyamuni Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan).
The throne base and throne back are clearly in a Tibetan style and origin. The Buddha figure however has the Yongle Emperor of China mark on the front of the seat (1403-24). This Buddha figure was substituted for the original figure intended for this throne base and throne back.
Jeff Watt 2-2007