Wood figure seated in virasana holding both hands over face in an unusual gesture. Figure and base are carved out of one piece of wood. The base has paint or lacquer with traces of gilding and the figure is gilled with black underneath gilding. Crown of figure is topped by a small crowned seated figure in dhyana mudra. Bands on arms, ankles and across right shoulder indicate hems or jewelry. Wears Brahmanical cord but over opposite shoulder. Non-monk like attire at waist.
Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the East Asian Collections, University Museum
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