18th Century - 19th Century
Gilt statuette of Buddha sitting on a double lotus throne in bhumisparsa mudra, the earth-touching mudra, symbolizng the moment of the Buddha's enlightenment. Hollow cast with a vajra on the base. The hair is painted blue and there is an inlaid bluestone urna on the forehead. The piece represents either Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha, or one of the five Dhyani Buddhas, Akshobhya, the imperturbable.
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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