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Statue Fragment

Object Number:89-13-50
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Ayutthaya
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Period: Ayutthaya Period
Date Made: 18th Century?
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Glass
Jewel
Technique:Carved
Painted
Gilded
Inlaid
Iconography:Buddha Hand
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Wooden right hand in abhaya mudra with palm open and out, and with fingers and thumb close together. Broken off at forearm just at the beginning of Buddha's robe. Tongue joint at end of forearm. Black lacquered and gilded surface with magic mark/flower on palm, rings on all four finger and bracelets consisting of molded lacquer, glass inlay and star sapphires (?). Probably 18th century

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