From: Burma

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Bodha-sindu
Object Number 29-96-791
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Burmese | Buddhist
Provenience Burma
Period Mandalay Period
Date Made Late 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Gilt
Technique Gilt
Iconography Seated Buddha | Bhumisparsa Mudra

A Mandalay period gilded Buddha statue seated in padmasana (lotus position). The right hand stretches down over the right knee in bhumisparsa mudra (earth touching attitude). Bead-like hair covers the head and ushnisha (protuberence of cranial bone). The ear lobes fall down to the shoulders. The eyes are downcast. The robe is worn in an open mode with right shoulder exposed. The borders of the robe decorated in paste jewels.

Height 43 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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