University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 43-12-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 16th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Buddha
Height: 74cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Mrs. Frances E. (Harry) Markoe, 1943

Description

Standing Buddha wearing a transparent robe and sarong-like undergarment atop a lotus throne. The left hand is raised in the guesture of dispelling fear, called abhayamudra. The earlobes are long and distended, the hair is in tight curls, and a jewel is set in the front of his ushnisha, a protuberance of the skull, on top of which is a finial of flame.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 57, Fig. 7View Objects cited in this Publication

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