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Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)
    Rangoon

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved teak coated with gilded <font -i>thitsi</font> lacquer.

  • Museum number:

    IM.310-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The Buddha sits in the padmasana mudra (legs locked in the lotus position) on a double lotus throne. The right hand is in bhumisparsa mudra (earth touching or witness attitude) and the left hand rests upturned in the lap in the dhyana mudra (meditating position). Following convention the earlobes are extended and the hair rises to an ushnisha (top knot).
Depicted in monastic robes which leave the right shoulder and arm bare.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)
Rangoon

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved teak coated with gilded thitsi lacquer.

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 7.6 cm of base

Descriptive line

Burmese Buddha seated on double lotus base in the padmasana bhumisparsa mudra. Carved teak covered with gilded thitsi lacquer. ca. 18th century

Materials

Teak; Thitsi lacquer; Gold leaf

Techniques

Carving; Lacquering; Gilding

Subjects depicted

Buddhism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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