University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 51-4-43
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Stone
Technique:Cast
Painted
Inlaid
Iconography:Akshobhya Buddha
Sakyamuni Buddha
Bhumisparsa Mudra
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number23? - Other Number

Description

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.


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