University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBodha-sindu
Object Number: 29-96-791
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Burma
Period: Mandalay period
Date Made: Late 19th Century
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1900
Iconography:Seated Buddha
Bhumisparsa Mudra
Height: 43cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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