Buddhism came to China in the early Han Dynasty, and was one of the countries deeply influenced by Buddhist culture. It has greatly influenced Chinese culture in many ways, and specifically in art.
These Buddha statues are a good example of the confluence of Indian and Chinese forms of art. Buddha statues are presented in a variety of different styles and materials. Most of the early temples and stone carvings inherited the Indian style. Typically, the Buddha’s face and limbs are plump, and the facial expression is solemn.
Since the Eastern Jin Dynasty, the transition to more Chinese-style Buddha statues has emerged. The special feature of this bronze statue of Buddha lies in its golden robes, with dozens of carved Bodhisattvas, sitting solemnly cross-legged, with an expression of tranquility and peace.