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Seated crowned buddha

Seated crowned buddha

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    Mid 19th century or earlier (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sculpted marble with remnants of gilding and paint.

  • Museum number:

    452(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Crowned or Jambhupati Buddha seated in bhumisparsa-padmasana mudra (earth-touching lotus position). Dressed in princely raiment. Great open-work appendages extend from either side of the crown which surrounds a spire-like finial. He is seated on a waisted double lotus throne.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

Mid 19th century or earlier (made)

Materials and Techniques

Sculpted marble with remnants of gilding and paint.

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm

Object history note

This crowned type is called Jambhupati Buddha in South-east Asia after a story, unknown from Indian sources, which tells of an ambitious king of that name whom the Buddha humbled and converted by appearing in the unmatchable splendour of a Universal Monarch.

Descriptive line

Burmese Crowned or Jambhupati Buddha seated in bhumisparsa-padmasana mudra on a double lotus throne. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Marble with remnants of gilding and paint. c. before 1880

Materials

Marble; Gilt; Paint

Techniques

Carving; Gilding; Painting

Subjects depicted

Buddhism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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