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Statue

Object Number:
85-30-1
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
1900-1981
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1981
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Gilding
Technique:
Gilded
Iconography:
Seated Buddha
Description:
Seated wooden Buddha with legs crossed, facing forward. The left hand is palm up on his lap while the right hand is raised in a guesture of reassurance. The body is clothed in a robe which is draped over the shoulders and falls in folds around the legs. The face has a serene expression. The entire statue is covered with bright gold leaf and seated on a separate gold stand which consists of a lotus on a hexagonal base. This modern Buddha image was produced by Thai craftsmen in a Japanese style.
Credit Line:
Gift of Strawbridge and Clothier

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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