Compare the gilt-bronze figure of Sakyamuni Buddhi dated to the Sui/Tang period with similar treatment of the drapery in The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is illustrated in Hai-Wai Yi-Chen, Buddhist Sculpture, Taipei, 1986, p. 86, no. 81. Other comparable gilt-bronze figures of Tang date include the example in the Chang Foundation, illustrated in Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, p. 17, no. 1, and the figure in the Sano Art Museum, Japan, illustrated in Zhongguo liu shi hai wai fo jiao zao xiang zong he tu mu (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Buddhist Statues in Overseas Collections), vol. 4, Beijing, 2005, p. 866. The present figure is distinguished from these examples, however, by the particularly sensitive treatment of the drapery and the proportions of the body, which are in some ways more closely related to those of the well-known Sui-dynasty gilt-bronze figure of seated Maitreya from the Nitta Group Collection included in the exhibition, The Crucible of Compassion and Wisdom, The National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1987, p. 169, pl. 72.