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Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)
    Rangoon

  • Date:

    1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze. Highly polished. Cast.

  • Museum number:

    MISC.1-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Representation of the Buddha seated with legs locked in the padmasana (lotus position) on a low, undecorated, triangular base. The right hand is in the bhumisparsa mudra (earth touching or witness attitude) and the left hand rests upturned in his lap in the dhyana mudra (meditation attitude). Following convention the earlobes are extended and the hair is tightly curled rising to an ushnisha (top knot).
Depicted in monastic robes which lie in folds over each knee, the left shoulder and down the front leaving the right shoulder and arm bare. His face is framed by a raised fillet band.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)
Rangoon

Date

1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze. Highly polished. Cast.

Dimensions

Height: 41.5 cm, Width: 28.5 cm of base

Object history note

Transferred from Bethnel Green Museum. RP 1953/706

Descriptive line

Burmese Buddha in monastic robes seated in bhumisparsa-padmasana mudra on a low base. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Cast bronze. ca. 1860

Production Note

Previously considered ca. 1800. Re-attributed by U Kyaw Zan Tha, Cultural Councillor from Burmese Embassy in London. He believed this piece to be late Konbaung (ca.1860) as it is typical of the elongated Mandalay torso.

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Buddhism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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