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Seated buddha

Seated buddha

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver filled with composition. Engraved decoration.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. W. Cobb

  • Museum number:

    487(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Buddha image, dressed in monastic robes with his left shoulder bare, seated on a shallow waisted decorated base supported on a double tiered pedestal with further decoration. The Buddha's feet are in padmasna, the interlocking lotus position, while the right hand is in bhumisparsa mudra, the earth-touching gesture.

Loops at the back of the pedestal may have supported a Bodhi Tree.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver filled with composition. Engraved decoration.

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm, Width: 6.5 cm of base

Object history note

The donor stated in his letter of August 16 1872 to Dr. Forbes Watson that this figure was brought to England about the time of the Burmese War. One might presume this was the 2nd Anglo-Burmese war of 1852.

Descriptive line

Burmese Buddha image in monastic robes seated in bhumisparsa-padmasana mudra on a decorated tiered pedestal. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Silver with engraving work filled with composition. c. mid 19th century

Materials

Silver; Composition

Techniques

Silvering; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Buddhism

Categories

Religion; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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