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Statue

Object Number:43-12-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 16th Century
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Buddha
Height: 74 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Mrs. Frances E. (Harry) Markoe, 1943

Description

Standing Buddha wearing a transparent robe and sarong-like undergarment atop a lotus pedestal. The left hand is raised in the gesture of dispelling fear, called abhayamudrā. The earlobes are long and distended, the hair is in tight curls, and a jewel is set in the front of his uṣṇīṣa, 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
India at the University Museum (31 Mar 1981 - 1987) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

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

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