University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 89-13-38
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Buddha
Virasana
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

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.


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